Autumn and/or Fall

Intro by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Intro by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

There’s something about the color red that commands attention: the bright red of the tail lights ahead of us in traffic; a stop light or sign that halts me when I’m in a hurry; the bright male cardinal flashing across my window; the sight of blood that sets off my inner alarms; the autumnal scarlet reds, yellows, oranges and greens against a clear blue sky that give me pause for silent awe and/or calls forth exclamations of wonder and thankfulness. Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog

Sr. Helena (Peggy) Sause

helena-sauseDominican Sister of Peace Helena (Peggy) Sause (74) died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on October 26, 2016.  She was born in 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1960 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the College of St. Mary of the Springs (now Ohio Dominican University) in Columbus, OH, and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Sr. Peggy studied Spanish at Connecticut State College and the Cathedral College Language Institute of New York. She taught math in schools in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as at the Colegio La Piedad in Puerto Rico. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries

Food for Thought

Blog by Associate Mary Ellen George

Since it’s my turn to write this week’s blog, I decided to do a Google search for observances during the month of November.  I was delighted to see that one of my favorite comfort foods is observed in the celebration of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.  As a child and as an adult, I’ve never grown tired of indulging my senses regularly with the creamy, salty flavor of a good spoonful or spread of peanut butter on toast, crackers, apples, etc.  I can enjoy deliciously savoring this treat morning, noon, or evening. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling?

Just Be Present

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

Back in the day, the expression was something like “prove you’re a man by having sons.” Today it has been somewhat distorted and now reads “prove you’re a man by having guns.”  Saturday night someone was shot in the head and died on a street corner about two blocks over from the Peace Center. Information from news sources was sketchy with nothing other than the time and location and the fact that the victim was a man. Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

Achieving Peace Through Disarmament

Kelly Litt
Kelly Litt

Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (October 24th) is observed this week. One of the oldest goals of the UN is disarmament, yet countries worldwide continue to hoard weapons rather than disarm.

Nuclear weapons are a paradoxical contradiction. As it stands now, these weapons capable of tragic destruction are illegal to use, yet many countries believe the only way to prevent an attack against themselves is to build up their nuclear stockpile. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog