Will new Leadership Bring a New Voice?

Kelly Litt
Kelly Litt

Last week, the Security Council voted to elect António Guterres as the next Secretary-General (SG) of the United Nations (UN). The former prime minister of Portugal has been the High Commissioner for Refugees for the last ten years at the UN.

This will be the first time a new Secretary-General and new President of the United States will be elected in the same year. Current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from South Korea will complete his second 5-year term at the end of 2016. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Associates in Kansas Hold Garage Sale

Blog by Associate Mary Klinge
Blog by Associate Mary Klinge

Providing Financial Assistance to Further Associate Life

Every year since 2000, the Kansas area Associates of the Dominican Sisters of Peace have held a garage sale as a fundraiser. This tradition began when Associate Ginger Kroos, OPA, was selected to be the Associate representative to the International Dominican Congress in Manila. Money from the garage sale allowed her husband, Fred, also an Associate, to accompany Ginger. Now the fundraiser benefits the Associate Fund, which provides financial assistance to enable Associates to participate in various events. Continue reading →

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Sr. Mary Bernadette Deeney

img_20151017_145151Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Bernadette Deeney, OP (91), a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, died on September 29, 2016, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

A Dominican for 64 years, Sr. Bernadette earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Siena College (Memphis, TN).  She ministered as a teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes (Queens Village, NY); St. Mary (Williamstown, NJ); St. Michael (Orland Park, IL); St. Joseph (Mattoon, IL); SS Simon and Jude (Brooklyn, NY); and Rosary Academy (Watertown, MA).  When she left teaching, she ministered as a nurses’ aide and plant administrator at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham, MA.  Later, she served as plant manager at both ElderServe and Rosary Manor in Watertown, MA.  In 1999, Sr. Bernadette provided community service at Rosary Manor in Watertown, MA.  Continue reading →

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What’s in Your Bible?

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

The Christmas Present That Keeps on Giving

My Bible gives a glimpse into my spiritual journey. I received it as a Christmas present from my parents in 1982. As a senior in high school, I had begun reading the Bible with intention and expressed my desire to have my own Bible. Christmas morning it appeared under the tree wrapped in colorful paper and bow with the usual card “To June from Mama and Daddy.” I was delighted to receive it and immediately wrote my name in it with my then very loopy writing. It has a red “leatherette” cover which seemed so rich and smooth on that first day. Now it is cracked and peeling and held together by the multicolored Guatemalan cloth cover that zips closed to keep everything from falling out. It has traveled with me through college, discernment for and entrance into religious life, graduate school, formation, final vows and has been with me in nine convents since 1991. It is probably the one possession that I have consistently had by my side since I received it. Continue reading →

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St. Agnes Academy Seniors Earn National Merit Honors

SAA Seniors Abby Heck & Allison Raney
SAA Seniors Abby Heck & Allison Raney

SAA Students Place Top 5 Percent of More than 1.6 Million

MEMPHIS, TN – Congratulations to St. Agnes Academy seniors Abby Heck and Allison Raney, who have been recognized as National Merit Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Continue reading →

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