Seagulls, Geese and the Hazards of Multicultural Living

Blog by Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP

How do you get along with those who think and act differently from you?

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days at our lake house in Columbus, Ohio.  The weather was beautiful, and I was so excited when I saw not only the usual geese and deer, but also the arrival of seagulls.  I had not seen seagulls in Columbus before, and I thought this was incredible. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling?

The Goldfinches Return

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

“Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land.” (Song of Solomon 2:10-12)

In a blog I wrote last summer, I asked the question: do goldfinches tweet? How is it that they know to find the birdseed left for them in our backyard? Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Blog by Associate Conni Dubick, OPA
Blog by Associate Conni Dubick, OPA

This past weekend I attended the Black Male Summit at the University of Akron.  I sat with 1700 participants who were predominately young African American men and boys accompanied by teachers, pastors, family and guests, like me.  This was the ninth annual “summit” and the third one that I had attended.   Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Sr. Ruth Schirtzinger, OP

Ruth Schirtzinger-webSr. Ruth Schirtzinger, Columbus, OH, is a nurse at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, as well as a volunteer at Kobacker House Hospice, which provides in-patient hospice care. Sr. Ruth began her ministry as a teacher in primary grades in schools in Ohio and Michigan. She received a Master of Science in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH. Continue reading →

Posted in Jubilees

Sr. Nang Thi Nguyen, OP

nang thi nguyen-webSr. Nang Thi Nguyen, Louisville, KY, entered the Dominican Sisters in South Vietnam and professed vows there in 1966. In 1980, she, two of her nephews, and one niece escaped by boat to a refugee camp in Singapore. Six months later they entered the United States.  Continue reading →

Posted in Jubilees