Sr. Catherine Siena Bosch, OP

Bosch-Catherine-SienaDominican Sister of Peace Catherine Siena Bosch, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on October 31, 2015. She was born on October 27, 1924, in Steubenville, OH, and entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1942. She made her first profession of vows in 1944. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from Ohio Dominican University and a Master of Science in Elementary Education degree from Fordham University. Continue reading →

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A Snake in the Convent and Other Adventures in Community Life

Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP
Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP

This morning I was eating my breakfast at our kitchen table when Sister Ireen came into the room and asked me, “What do we do with snakes in the motherhouse?”

She stood at the end of the table with a plastic bag balled up in her hand – holding it a bit away from her body. I looked at the bag and asked the obvious, “Is there a snake in that bag?” She answered immediately, “Oh yes, I caught it and brought it up to you. I figured you’d know what to do with it.” Continue reading →

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What Gets in the Way?

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

Last spring on my way to our Senior Prom, a pigeon pooped on my head. It landed right at the hairline on my forehead. After a few minutes of stunned disbelief, reality kicked in and I had to decide whether to return to the convent to clean up or continue to the Prom. As the principal of the school hosting the Prom, I had to decide if this unfortunate event would stop me from enjoying the best part of the evening – introductions of the dates. Fortunately the dropping was easy to clean off so it didn’t stop me from getting to the prom on time. Continue reading →

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Sr. Stephana Toomey, OP

Toomey-StephanaDominican Sister of Peace Sr. Stephana Toomey, OP, died on October 28, 2015, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH). She was born on November 19, 1930, in Wilmington, DE, and entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’ Ricci, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1956. She made her first profession of vows in 1959. Continue reading →

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Human Trafficking Symposium – Xavier University, October 27, 2015

By Associate Jackie Paluszak, OPA
By Associate Jackie Paluszak, OPA

When Sr. Judy Morris asked me to give my reaction to the Human Trafficking Symposium at Xavier University that I attended last week, she told me to take a word or phrase that caught my attention and write about it.

As I listened to Edwina Gately, founder of Genesis House, a house of hospitality and nurturing for women involved in prostitution, she said many things. But when she pranced across the stage making the reference to the movie, “Pretty Woman,” she had me in the palm of her hand! Continue reading →

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