Welcoming New Life

Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP

A New Candidate of the Dominican Sisters of Peace

With great joy we received Ellen Coates as a candidate into our Congregation on Sunday, February 19, 2017. This Welcoming Ceremony was held in the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. More than 40 Sisters, family and friends were in attendance (check out the event on Facebook!).

Over the past two years, I have walked with Ellen as she discerned God’s call to religious life. Celebrated in the context of Evening prayer, the service follows a flow of hymns, psalms, scripture, intercessions, along with the formal request of the candidate to enter our congregation. We, the Sisters, then affirm that we will walk with, encourage and guide her on this journey. Continue reading →

Posted in News

Stressed Much?

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

Does the media and new administration stress you out?

Are you still stressing over the new government in America? How many emails, snail mails, Facebook posts have you received telling you, commanding you, to write your Congress people, local government leaders, neighbors and anyone else who make decisions, to end this craziness; to tell Washington you are tired of the lies and the lack of justice. Continue reading →

Posted in Wednesday's Word

Entertaining Angels Through Hospitality

Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt
Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

I’ve been tempted to give up social media these past few weeks. While I enjoy the social aspect and the quick connection to family and friends, the flood of endless political pictures, articles and videos have inundated my newsfeed and provided a constant reminder of the difficult and still divisive political climate we find ourselves in. The simplicity of ignoring social media is tempting (and perhaps even news outlets), yet I’m trying to remain positive and continue finding avenues to fuel social justice work. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Called to be Holy

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Associate Co-Director Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

Great is Your Holiness, O God, (repeat)
Great is Your Holiness,
Gracious in Righteousness,
Great is Your Holiness,
and we bow to You.

Form us in holiness and truth,
Teach us to live in holy peace.
Sharing Your Godliness,
You fill our emptiness.
Great is Your Holiness,
and we worship You. Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog

Wondering What Love is About?

Blog by Associate Mary Ellen George, OPA
Blog by Associate Mary Ellen George, OPA

In First Corinthians, you can find many passages about love. Most commonly known to many is the passage, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” in 1 Corinthians 13:7. I invite you to take a moment with me to think about what each of these proclamations might call forth from us as we reflect on what love entails.

Love Bears All Things

By bearing or sharing each other’s concerns within our hearts, we open ourselves to being God’s instrument of hope and peace to a hurting world. We enter into a space of being with and being in solidarity with another, where oftentimes we are the ones who are transformed. Compassion and empathy can be borne from honoring the trust placed in us to share another person’s concerns. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling??, News