Gratitude Week 2015

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

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day as a National Holiday and truly a holy day reminding us to be aware of all God’s gifts and inviting us to gather with others in friendship and peace to give thanks for all the ways we have been so richly blessed. A Gratitude Week! Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog

Are You Tapping Your 4th River?

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

Pittsburgh folks already know what I’m talking about, but I had no idea until last weekend when Janet Mock, CSJ, spoke at the RFC Congress. She noted that some years ago when the city was refurbishing, they decided to put a fountain at the confluence of the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers where they flow together to form the Ohio River. In the digging for the fountain, they re-discovered a fourth river beneath the other three. Created by and called the Wisconsin Glacial Flow, this fourth river is actually an aquifer channel filled with rocks and gravel, and flows at 5 to 6 miles per day. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling?

Sr. Marie Hohman, OP

Hohman-MarieDominican Sister of Peace Marie Hohman, OP, died in hospice care at Akron General Medical Center on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Sr. Marie was born in Akron, OH, on February 1, 1925, the only daughter and eldest child of Albert and Margaret Hohman. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1943 and entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, that same year. She made religious profession on August 26, 1945. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries

13 Gratitudes As We Look to Thanksgiving Day

Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

The holidays are beginning to creep into our lives with television ads and decorations. Thanksgiving Day is next week, so I thought you might like to begin the Holiday Season with some sage advice from one of my favorite authors, Joyce Rupp, OSM. Pick one gratitude and practice it for a while and see if your holidays are more peaceful, calmer and less stressed. Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

We Are All French

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

After 9/11 the United States received world-wide support with vigils, flowers, prayers and numerous other signs of friendship. In France signs read, “We Are All Americans.” Now, we in the United States are saying, “We are All French.” The supreme act of barbarism on Friday shocked the world and sent a message that there is no such thing as a safe place. It is not possible to protect cities in the United States or Europe from suicidal, marauding assaults by single-minded terrorists. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog