Ring the Bell: Life in the House of Discernment

Maria Beesing, OP
Blog by Sr. Maria Beesing, OP

The doorbell rings and we welcome women who are discerning their vocational call, or Sisters, parishioners, relatives, Associate candidates, an immigrant mother and son, and other friends.

From my perspective as a member of this local welcoming community, I hear the ring of the bell as an invitation to greet one and all to experience the union and communion that Richard Rohr names as “the goal of what God is doing here on Earth.” (What the Mystics Know p. 99) Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling?

Sr. Rosalia Govert, OP

Govert-RosaliaDominican Sister of Peace Sr. Rosalia Govert, OP, died on October 17, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary in Great Bend, KS. Sr. Rosalia celebrated her 100th birthday on July 28, 2015. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries

Pursuing Life in the Midst of Tragedy

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

“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Dan Reeves

I think most people can relate to this quote since disappointments and injustices find their way into our lives. Two remarkable people come to mind when I reflect on this quote. Two years ago Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was shot in the head by Taliban members and almost died. She had attended school, and in the eyes of the Taliban, this was considered an offense against Islam. Following her surgery and a lengthy recovery, Malala dedicated her life to working for the rights of girls around the world to an education. She has taken her campaign to the world stage, notably, with a speech last year at the United Nations. Through her heroic efforts girls around the world have received encouragement to pursue an education that was thought to be impossible. At 17 she is the youngest woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog