Here I Am, Lord, Send me!

Blog by Sr. Terry Wasinger, OP
Blog by Sr. Terry Wasinger, OP

Having been invited to represent the Dominican Sisters of Peace at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in the Indianapolis Conference Center, I had no idea what I would encounter.

As a representative of our congregation, I became a “team member” of a group of six Catholic sisters, which included Franciscan and St Joseph sisters from Pennsylvania. While some congregations rented tables to display information about their congregation, we were part of a new feature setup by the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) office in a large conference room which was listed as the “Inspiration Nook,” right next to the main chapel. Teams of six religious sisters, brothers and priests working for vocations could register to make “The Nook” their “home place,” displaying congregational information on the tables that were along the walls in this room. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling?

“If Nuns Ruled the World,” Love Would Prevail

litt-piazzaCOLUMBUS, OH – On March 14, students and alumni from Ohio Dominican University‘s Panthers for Peace joined with Dominican Sisters of Peace to kick-off their four-part book club study of Jo Piazza’s book, If Nuns Ruled the World (2014). The book tells the stories of ten Catholic Sisters who live the Gospels through their daily lives and the work they do to make the world a fairer and more loving place. Continue reading →

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Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

Nancy Garson, OP
Blog by Sr. Nancy Garson, OP

How would you describe peace? I checked several dictionaries and much to my surprise, I found that peace was defined as “an absence of war.” So the first definition for peace is a description of what it is not.

I noticed that ultimately all definitions of peace were based in relationship: relationships of one nation to another, of communities to its members, of individuals with each other and one’s relationship with oneself. Peace goes from global, local, person-to-person and finally to the self. Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

The Call for Civil Leaders – A Call for Justice

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

Like many people in the United States I would love to push the pause button on the political incivility that seems to escalate each day. When the political dialogue deteriorates to comments about candidates’ wives and manhood it is time to reflect on how we arrived at this disturbing juncture.

How do incivility and justice connect? While incivility is not a crime, it does have victims. Muslims are a frequent target, along with immigrants, persons with disabilities, women, gays and lesbians and low income citizens. In a recent KRC research poll, 62% of those interviewed believe there is less tolerance, and that leads politicians to say what they believe their supporters want to hear. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog


Blog by Associate Carol Lemelin, OPA

“Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” – Philippians 2:6-8

These words of St. Paul are a perfect description of Jesus’ last days on earth. Continue reading →

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