Justice Begins in Community

Blog by Kelly Litt, Justice Promoter

Dominicans in the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights Congress: Past, Present, and Future

“Community is a parable of communion,” Fr. Bruno Cadore explained in Salamanca, Spain at the Dominicans in the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights Congress: Past, Present, and Future.

As I continue to reflect on the time Sr. Mary Ann Connolly, OP, and I spent in Salamanca along with 200 Dominicans from 50 countries, I continually return to the idea of community and witness its importance daily. Fr. Bruno insisted that we must “develop friendship and community with those [we] are sent to preach the good news to.” Through this we see that justice begins with, and is achieved through, community. Continue reading →

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You Never Know

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

You never know the stories that people carry

A few weeks ago I went to Long Island for a semi-annual “girlfriends’ weekend.” Three of my dearest friends whom I have known for a very long time, get together to share life, great food, enjoy each other’s lives, and discuss everything from politics to technology and back. I love it and I love them.

Arriving at your gate only to realize it’s been changed

I flew home through LaGuardia airport, a wild and crazy crossroads of the world. Vice President Joe Biden called it something akin to a third world country. I was there in plenty of time and was settling in with a book when I found out my gate was changed. This required dragging my bag, a tote and another bag to the end of the concourse, down a flight of concrete steps, across the tarmac to a jitney bus which drove in a zigzag across a maze of trucks and buildings to another terminal. Continue reading →

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Associates – More Than a Partnership

Blog by Associate Marie Russo
Blog by Associate Marie Russo, OPA

Associate life is more than a mere partnership with the Dominican Sisters of Peace

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word associate as a “partner, ally, or affiliate.” In fact, a mere dictionary definition limits our Dominican charism. The Holy Spirit, not Webster, defines us as Associates. The four pillars of Dominican life are prayer, study, community and ministry, and these four elements characterize us, not in a secular partnership, but as a community in a sacred relationship. Continue reading →

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At 102, Maybe It’s Time She Mended Her Ways

Edwina for web
Sr. Edwina Devlin, OP

CBS News Reports that the number of Americans living beyond 100 is increasing

Getting ready to celebrate being 102 years old might not be that big a deal to some people, after all, according to CBS News, the number of Americans living beyond their 100th birthday has been climbing steadily over the last 15 years. Continue reading →

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Blessed are the Merciful

group at wydWorld Youth Day in Krakow, Poland

Associate Denise Ficorelli, OPA, recently participated in World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. The following reflection offers a few glimpses of God’s mercy during the group’s journeys – “If eyes are open to seek His mercy, it will be seen. If hands are open to give mercy, it will be received.”

Sorrows and discouragements turn to unimaginable joy!

A month and a half have passed since I returned home from World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, and each day unfolds a deeper meaning of my journey. I traveled with a group of 48 teens and young adults, many I had never met, but we were all there for the same purpose – to seek Jesus. A few looked in the wrong places, others sought a re-awakening of God’s love, and happily the majority witnessed the many blessings poured out on us all living as community alongside two million other pilgrims. Our sorrows and discouragements along the way always seemed to turn into unimaginable joys!  Continue reading →

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