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Dominican Associates of Peace – Gifted in Many Ways

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

Our Associates come in many colors, shapes and sizes, with many gifts and skills – all dedicated to the common goal shared by Dominicans across the world: to preach the Good News of Jesus. Eight hundred years ago St. Dominic Guzman, a man who dared to think outside the box and dream of new ways to share the Gospel, founded a Family of Preachers with a mission, spirituality, and heritage that we Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace are blessed with today. Associate Carol Lemelin, OPA, uses her gift of writing to proclaim God’s Word through her blog: Continue reading →

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St. Paul Must Have Known Some Dominican Associates of Peace!

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

“Now you are Christ’s body and individually parts of it. Some people God has designated in the church to be first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then mighty deeds, then gifts of healing, assistance, administration and varieties of tongues.” – 1 Corinthians 12:27-28

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Not Everyone Can Be Famous But Everyone Can Be Great

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

“Not everyone can be famous but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
 – Martin Luther King (watch the full speech here)

Today we ponder the life, words, actions and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, on this national holiday which recognizes his greatness. We are reminded yet again of the details of his faith, courage and prophetic life. He was great and he was famous as well. Most of the world knows him as non-violent civil and human rights activist who championed the rights of African Americans and all people of color, led the Poor People’s Campaign and joined the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. Continue reading →

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AHA Moments When God Is Made Visible to Us

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

My friend began pouring out her heart-wrenching experience of her marriage breaking apart, and as I listened, I was silently praying, “God, please help her, help us. God, where are you?” Just then, a bright red cardinal lit upon the nearby rooftop and began singing what clearly sounded like, “Right here! Right here!” It was as if God rode in on the wings of a bird song to remind me to simply be present to my friend and pay attention without anxiety, because God was there to help us. It was an AHA moment for me making me aware of God’s always abiding Presence. Continue reading →

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A New Year’s Resolution: Remember That God Only Has Us

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

“Dear Child of God, do you realize that God needs you? It is awesome that God the Omnipotent One depends on us fragile and vulnerable creatures to accomplish God’s will and to bring justice and healing and wholeness. God relies on us to help make the world all that God has dreamed of it being.”
– Desmond Tutu, God Has A Dream, 2005

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