Autumn’s Call and Changing Colors

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

This past week could not have been a better time for my annual retreat at our retreat house in Waterford, Michigan! The autumn changing colors called forth many an “ooh” and “ahh” from me on my drive there and back to Ohio. And during my walks in the wooded area near Vivian’s Via Rosa Retreat House, I was glad I had brought my phone along and took several pictures as the bright reds, yellows, browns and greens took my breath away and caused me to linger to drink in their beauty. Only later in reviewing my camera album I noticed that I had only taken pictures of what my narrow definition of beauty included – overlooking the broken, dying branches and dead leaves clinging to their  familiar twigs. In my musings autumn seemed to be calling me to embrace not only the brilliant and pleasant changing colors that autumn painted into my landscapes, but also the beauty hidden in the broken, suffering, and aging both within and around me. Continue reading →

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St. Agnes-St. Dominic Students Honor Community Leaders

Junior High students at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School presented the School’s first Justice, Respect and Peace Awards to Kathleen Kruczek for her work with the homeless in Memphis through Manna House and Charles McVean for his philanthropic foundation the Peer Power Foundation, a tutoring and leadership program that helps inner-city youth succeed in school. Continue reading →

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Dominican Sisters of Peace Choose Not to go to War

Catherine Arnold, OP
Blog by Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP

…not because we did not want to visit War, WV, but rather, we simply ran out of time. On Sunday, Srs. June Fitzgerald, Pat Dual, and I drove to Powhatan, WV, to visit Dominican Sister of Peace Binh Nguyen, OP, who ministers in McDowell County, WV, in four parishes that share one priest. We wanted to see what kind of work she does and to see what the possibilities are for some of the women who are discerning with us to spend a week or two in ministry with her. Continue reading →

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Sr. Agnes Conway, OP

Conway-AgnesDominican Sister of Peace Sr. Agnes Conway, OP, died on October 5, 2015, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY). A Dominican for 77 years, Sr. Agnes lived to be 96 and was proud of her age. Continue reading →

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