Sr. Deidre Cotter

cotter-deidreDominican Sister of Peace Deirdre Cotter (90) died on January 3, 2017, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY). She was born in 1926 to John and Kathleen Cotter in County Cork, Ireland, and was brought to Massachusetts as a small child. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and Holy Rosary Academy in Watertown, MA, and there she met the Dominican Sisters. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries

Sr. Ruth Caspar

caspar-ruthDominican Sister of Peace Ruth Caspar (81) died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on January 2, 2017. She was born in 1935 in Kansas City, MO. In 1955, she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries

Harvesting: An Encounter with God

Blog by Sr. Mai Dung Nguyen
Blog by Sr. Mai Dung Nguyen

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…

Three years ago, I went to a mystic retreat in France and stayed in a convent where a hundred acres of wheat fields grew in the back. The scene there was so beautiful that I was attracted to walk it and to stay there for meditation every day during that retreat. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling?, News

Even Though…Even So

Blog by Sr. Janet Schlicting, OP
Blog by Sr. Janet Schlicting, OP

Even Though…

Every year I write a Christmas letter – though it rarely gets out before the new year – and this year while recounting the year’s adventures, I had this thought: how many of us put an “even though,” at least in our musings if not the actual text, as we reflect on what the last year has brought? “Even though… I lost a brother-in-law …finances are tight …I’ve been overwhelmed by work …my arthritis has been acting up and slowing me down …I’m so upset by the terror and turmoil in the world …I find myself fearful and doubtful….” Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

I no longer call you slaves… I have called you friends

Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

Kelly Litt
Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

Nelson Mandela once said, “To deny any person their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” The act of human trafficking denies the rights and dignity of each victim. January 11 is the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and January 13 – 15 is the National Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery. Pope Francis has reminded the world that millions of people are still deprived of their freedoms and rights as they are forced to live in modern day slavery. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog