Mock Crash Teaches Students About Sudden Impact’s Consequences

Mock Crash at DHS
Mock Crash at DHS

Educating Student Drivers

Sirens blared as a State Trooper vehicle arrived on St. Mary’s Dominican High School parking lot where two cars were staged to show the aftermath of a head-on collision. Student actors, in the roles of drivers and passengers, reenacted the immediate aftermath of a crash when drivers and passengers are injured. The audience of sophomores, juniors and seniors watched quietly from the campus lawn as personnel from University Medical Center, Louisiana State Police, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, and Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office took their respective roles in the Mock Crash for the purpose of education and the importance of responsible behavior when operating a vehicle. Continue reading →

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Do we have the courage to write a new chapter? Yes we do!

“Dominican Spirituality is a living reality which WE must realize NOW! If we do not do this, we just repeat a story others have told long ago, as though we have no chapter to write in this book begun before us. Do we have the courage and the will to write such a new living Chapter together?” – Edward Schillebeeckx, OP

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

In the past few months, I have been involved in studying the findings of the Georgetown University Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) report titled “A Profile of the Associate-Religious Relationship in the United States and Canada.” This comprehensive study with over 10,000 responses from Sisters and Associates in 378 religious institutes with Associates describes the rewards, challenges and responsibilities of the Associate-religious relationship. Continue reading →

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National Vocations Awareness Week: A Time for Gratitude and a Time to Pray

Blog by Sr. Pat Dual, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Dual, OP

In the Scriptures in Ecclesiastes, we are told that there is a time for everything.  During November 6-12, 2016, we celebrate National Vocational Awareness Week.  It is a time to really highlight efforts to foster a culture of vocations by heightening our awareness about vocations in the Church.  In addition to increasing our awareness of consecrated religious life in the Church, this week is a time to pray collectively for others to answer the call to religious life, priesthood and the diaconate. It is also a time when we can express gratitude for the consecrated women and men who have impacted our own life and faith journey. Continue reading →

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Who Are You Grateful For?

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

I love All Soul’s Day. It’s a chance to remember in a special way those individuals who have played such important roles in our lives like parents, siblings or friends who have left us years ago or just yesterday. We believe that these dear ones “have been blessed, because God has tried them and found them worthy of Godself.” (Wisdom 3:5) This year, I’m reminded of a wonderful sister who is largely responsible (along with God’s help!) for my becoming a sister. Continue reading →

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