Associates are Important to our Ministries!

Associate Mary Delaney shows Sr. Madeline O’Neill her handmade blanket, created for Ohio foster children.

Dominican Associates are Christian women and men who chose to serve as lay companions to the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Those interested in becoming Associates undergo a period of discernment and then make a commitment to live a life of prayer, study, community and ministry, which are the four pillars of Dominican spirituality. In doing so, they bring Dominican values to their families, churches, neighborhoods, workplaces, and cities.

Associate Kelly Parrett of Columbus, OH, works to feed the hungry by serving as the Grants Coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Shawn Bennis of Madison Heights, MI, supports the family caregivers of the Henry Ford Health System through the iCare4U employee resource group and is active in her parish at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Community. Joachim Seelos of Kansas City is a volunteer at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion in Kansas City, MO. The Rev. John Judie, of Louisville, KY, provides assistance to people in four countries in East Africa. From Ohio to Puerto Rico, Kansas to New Zealand, Associates of the Dominican Sisters of Peace strive to live a life of peace-making.

We are grateful to our 700+ Associates for their dedication to our ministry of peace, as we are grateful to you for your support.

Associate Donna Medley, far right, has been on the St. Catharine Motherhouse staff for more than 40 years.

Any Christian who feels drawn to the Dominican charism can explore becoming an Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. For more information about becoming a Dominican Associate, please contact the Director of Associates, Colette Parker, OPA (cparker@oppeace.org or 330.835.5688).