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Little Things

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

Last Friday, as I was driving to the Canton-Akron Airport to drop Sr. Cathy Arnold off, she and I noticed that the flags were flying half-mast. Both of us had forgotten until that moment that it was September 11th and we both fell into a respectful moment of silent remembering.

As I sat at my computer this morning wondering what to write about, I recalled that moment, as well as an article that Carol Lemelin, one of our Dominican Associates of Peace who regularly writes for her own blog, recently shared with me and several others. I felt was most timely for this week, so with her permission I share it with you. Continue reading →

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Where is the flute?

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

Women of wisdom, experience, insights, patience and determination-these words only begin to describe the 800+ Leadership Team members attending the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) earlier this month in Houston, TX. As President of the North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR), I was present at the conference, heard the keynote addresses and joined in conversations at our NACAR exhibit table with the Sisters. One of the most repeated messages to us as NACAR representatives was the sincere recognition by the Sisters that the role of Associates is essential, expanding and part of the transformation of ecclesial women and men. Continue reading →

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New Associates Reflect on God’s Invitation and Call

**Carol Lemelin, OPA, and Anita Watson, OPA, are two of our new Dominican Associates of Peace who made their first commitment as Associates on August 9, 2015. Read their reflections below regarding God’s invitation and call to us. [Dominican Associates of Peace are Christian women and men in mission with the Dominican Sisters of Peace who strive to be radically open to ongoing conversion into the peace of the Risen Christ. Read more.] Continue reading →

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Dominican Associates of Peace Celebrate

Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace are celebrating the commitment ceremonies of 41 new Associates and the four-year renewals of 81 Associates in McLean, VA; Columbus, OH; Akron, OH; Niskayuna, NY; Oxford, MI; and Great Bend, KS. Dominican Associates are lay people (both female and male) from all walks of life and cultures, who have formally affiliated with a religious congregation – the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Our Associates are involved in the life of the community and supporting the mission of the Sisters which involves prayer, service, study, events, and other gatherings. We bring our expertise and gifts as lay people to do the ministries that we are called to do in our own lives (learn more). Below is a recap of the events in each area. Continue reading →

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