Sr. Venard Kessler, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace, Sr. Venard Kessler, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on June 8, 2015. She was born in 1917 in Lancaster, OH, and in 1936 entered the congregation of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.  She professed vows on August 14, 1938. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries

The Mystery of a Call

Mary Ellen George, OPA
Blog by Associate Mary Ellen George

I’ve often wondered what it means to be “called.” How does one hear God’s call or know that it is God who calls them? Is God’s call audible and clear? Is a call a thunderous event? Is a call real if it is filled with restlessness and confusion? Does one experience fireworks and a feeling of fulfillment upon accepting a calling? Is a call similar to answering a message? So many questions, and yet, the answers are unique to each person. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling?

Paris 2015 and Counting

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

Many hope that after December 2015 people in countries around the world will be singing “I Love Paris.” In December representatives from 196 countries will meet to sign a new climate change agreement. Will it be meaningful and make a difference and bring climate action around the world? With a result of resolute political leadership we can hope for ambitious outcomes that will impact climate change. We can take hope since the 2009 Copenhagen negotiations brought some significant breakthrough. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

A Journey of the Heart

Rose Marie Cummins, OP
Reflection by Sr. Rose Marie Cummins, OP

In the past few years, we Dominican Sisters of Peace have tried to understand many immigration issues: the vital need for reform; why so many mothers and children (many of them babies) have risked the trek through the deserts of the world and arrived by tens of thousands to the United States and elsewhere in the world; how to deal with the millions of displaced peoples throughout the world forced to flee unimaginably brutal violence, assassination of family members, forced membership in gangs and warring armies, genocide and extreme poverty. Continue reading →

Posted in Just Reflecting