My Favorite Saint

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

Okay, answer this question: Who is your favorite Saint?

Who did you pick? Was it one of the “gold standards” – Francis, Dominic, Mary?

Now, answer the question: Why are they your favorite? How do you follow their example? Continue reading →

Posted in News

Where is your voice?

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

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Blaise, a fourth century bishop and martyr and the patron saint of throat ailments. As legend goes, at his command, a child choking on a fish bone was able to cough it up. On this day, all over the world, our throats are blessed to deliver us from any throat ailments. I have recently begun to see that throat ailments should be considered more broadly. Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

Honoring Black History

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

“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. History tells a people where they have been, where they are and what they are. Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.”
– J.H. Clarke

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Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Dominican Associates of Peace – Gifted in Many Ways

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

Our Associates come in many colors, shapes and sizes, with many gifts and skills – all dedicated to the common goal shared by Dominicans across the world: to preach the Good News of Jesus. Eight hundred years ago St. Dominic Guzman, a man who dared to think outside the box and dream of new ways to share the Gospel, founded a Family of Preachers with a mission, spirituality, and heritage that we Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace are blessed with today. Associate Carol Lemelin, OPA, uses her gift of writing to proclaim God’s Word through her blog: Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog, News

Moving From Indifference and Embracing Mercy

Maryann Lawlor, OP
Blog by Sr. Maryann Lawlor, OP

In this Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis we are called to take a step back and concretely meditate on how our perception of immigrants reflects the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus tells us: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

With this in mind the faces and stories of several immigrants come to mind: Continue reading →

Posted in Just Reflecting