The Law, The Truth, The Gospel

The Law

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

The readings for Wednesday, March 22, ask us to reflect on the law. We know how hard it is to think about laws because we hate being told what to do, be honest. But in this present time in history, our understanding and appreciation for laws are being sorely tried.

We rant and rave about the laws and how unfair they are, etc, etc, and rightfully so. Man-made laws are unfair, every day in every way. God’s laws, not so much. Continue reading →

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“because of the word of the woman.” (John 4)

Reflection by Sr. Pat Moran, OP

This past Sunday’s Gospel, “The Woman At the Well,” resounds with the call and mission of the Dominican vocation “because of the word of the woman!” I think a lifetime of study could never fully unearth the richness and meaning of the teachings found in this Gospel.

The story begins with Jesus at Jacob’s well in the wretched town of Samaria. The disciples have left for town and Jesus is alone…and waiting. A nameless woman approaches shouldering her water-jar. It’s high noon and we get the sense she’s weary, maybe weary with life. Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word

March 21, 2017

10 Commandments of Affordable Healthcare

NETWORK has created the Ten Commandments of Affordable Healthcare – see the commandments!

Justice Conference

Peace & Justice Promoter Kelly Litt recently participated in the Justice Conference of Women Religious March 5-7 in Chicago. Learn more about what was presented at the conference in an article from Global Sisters Report.

CHA Opposes American Health Care Act

Catholic Health Association (CHA) opposes the American Health Care Act and has alerted the ministry about the legislation’s harmful cuts to Medicaid and other changes in the insurance market that will make coverage unaffordable for vulnerable populations. If you haven’t already contacted your senators and representatives, a sample letter to Congress and background materials is still available on e-Advocacy.

Posted in Peace & Justice Weekly Updates

Preserving and Sharing the Charism

Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

Striving to Shape the Future

At the recent Justice Promoter conferences I attended, there was a focus on passing on the charism and helping shape the future justice promoters for our congregations (whether those be vowed religious or lay). I found myself blushing as many praised the Dominican Sisters of Peace to be forward thinking and to begin fostering younger generations as they have done with me.

Just as we have strengthened our charism and ministry through our community of Associates, we too have worked to foster new relationships with Dominican Young Adults who similarly join in our mission and ministry. Continue reading →

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My/Your St. Joseph Story

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

For many it would have seemed a happy coincidence, but for me it was an answer to a desperate prayer. It happened on the break day midway through the IRF (Institute for Religious Formation) 30 Day Retreat held in Sedalia, CO, at which I was one of the retreat directors. A native of Kansas, I was eager to take a short trip into the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, and then meet friends in Denver for an afternoon lunch and visit before returning to continue the retreat.

Stopping at a close-by gas station, I asked the locals for some directions. Suggesting I drive over the pass to Georgetown – a quaint mountain town with interesting gift shops and a cute ice cream parlor – they gave me a map and I set out. The road was clear as I began the climb, but about halfway up the slope it began to snow – at first a flurry, gradually growing into a full-fledged blizzard as I continued the ascent. Just as I was beginning to doubt if I should keep going, a snowplow appeared in front of me, clearing the way. As I reached the top of the pass, it pulled aside, and I started down the other side of the mountain. Continue reading →

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