The Season of Advent

Pray with the Dominican Sisters of Peace During the Season of Advent

 

Happy Advent, Happy New Year: A message from Sr. Pat Twohill and the Dominican Sisters of Peace

The First Sunday of Advent

The Second Sunday of Advent

The Third Sunday of Advent

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Dominican Sisters of Peace As We Light the Candles of the Advent Wreath

 

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The First Sunday of Advent
Dominican Sisters of Peace
House of Welcome, New Haven, CT

The Second Sunday of Advent
Collaborative Dominican Novitiate
Chicago, IL

The Third Sunday of Advent
Dominican Sisters of Peace
House of Welcome, Columbus, OH

 

The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Welcoming Community, South Bend, IN

 

 

Pray the O Antiphons with the Dominican Sisters of Peace

On Dec. 17, the church’s liturgy begins the “O” antiphons which are ancient refrains dating to the eighth century. Each day until Dec. 23, a different “O” antiphon is sung at Mass and in the church’s Evening Prayer. The antiphons weave biblical imagery from the Hebrew Scriptures into a lovely theological tapestry celebrating the messianic titles of Jesus and what they might mean — yesterday, today and tomorrow.

These messianic titles are respectively, O Sapientia (O Wisdom), O Adonai (O Lord/Leader), O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), O Clavis David (O Key of David), O Oriens (O Radiant Dawn/Dayspring), O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations), O Emmanuel (O God-With-Us).
From Global Sisters Report

December 17 – O Wisdom

December 18 – O Adonai

December 19 – O Flower of Jesse’s Stem

December 20 – O Key of David

December 21 – O Radiant Dawn

December 22 – O King of All Nations

December 23 – O Emmanuel

 

 

 

Posted in Seasonal Observances

We Pray for Venezuela during the Dominican Month of Peace

December is the fifth annual Dominican Month for Peace. After joining forces to help our Dominican family in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Ukraine, the Dominican family now turns our attention to Venezuela – the country with the largest oil reserves on the planet, but for more than two decades, has been going through the greatest political, social, and economic crisis in its history.  Please follow this page for resources to learn more about the nation and people of Venezuela and the Catholic Church and the Dominican family in the country. You will also find prayers for the people of Venezuela. 

 

 

 

Please click here to view a video about the plight of the people of Venezuela.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this first week of Advent, we prepare ourselves to wait for you,
Lord, to receive you with joy. Today we pray that your light casts
away the shadows surrounding the people of Venezuela.
May they live in freedom, with justice and peace.

 

 

Please click here to learn more about The Dominican Family History in Venezuela.

 

 

May each one of us, Lord, open our lives to you
so that you may be born and keep hope burning in our hearts.

 

 

 

Join us for a free webinar on December 10, 2021, starting at 9:00 a.m. (EST),
to learn about the life, mission, and challenges facing the Order of Preachers
in Venezuela. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/PeaceTorch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come, Lord. Wrap us in your light, warm us in your love!

 

Click here to learn more about Dominican Ministry in Venezeula

 

 

 

 

Click here for a prayer service and homily for the Third Week of the Dominican Month of Peace

 

As we begin to prepare our hearts and minds for
the birth of our Savior, let us pray so that Christ’s
light and love surround the people of Venezuela.

 

 

 

 

Click here to join us on December 22, 2021, Noon (EST), for a special webinar hosted by our Dominican family in Venezuela, reflecting on compassion, hope, and the Dominican Charism. 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all who joined with us in praying for Venezuela
during the Dominican Month for Peace. May today’s
World Day of Peace serve as a reminder for us to continue to
build peace in our hearts and defend it throughout the world.

Posted in Seasonal Observances