Four students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School have been recognized as semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Dominican students recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are: Ellen Carriere, Emily Munch, Kristina Plunkett and Frances “Veronica” Smith. Continue reading →
Celebrating our 2017 Jubilarians
Join us in celebrating our Dominican Sisters of Peace celebrating 50 years of religious life.
Sr. Nancy Ames, OP
Sr. Patricia Cusack, OP
Sr. Joye Gros, OP
Sr. Carole Hermann, OP
Sr. Anne Kilbride, OP
Sr. Mary Ruth Leandres, OP
Sr. Maria Emmanuel Martinez, OP
Sr. Marilyn Mihalic, OP
Sr. Marietta Miller, OP
Sr. Charlene Moser, OP
Sr. Mary Riley, OP
Sr. Rose Ann Van Buren, OP
*View a full list of our Sisters celebrating other milestones in religious life.
Feeling nudged by God? How does it make you feel?
I recently watched Frozen the movie. I could see myself as Elsa with Anna as God.
Elsa, the main character in the movie, wasn’t a typical princess. She was born with magical powers. We all are born unique. “You formed my inmost being.” (Psalm 139:13a) Continue reading →
On July 14, 2015, a historical agreement was established between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council including – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – plus Germany and the European Union. Due to the fear associated with Iran’s nuclear program this agreement has become a controversial topic in the news, as well as a divisive partisan issue.
The Iran deal is a joint comprehensive plan of action which will guarantee the use of Iran’s nuclear program for peaceful purposes only. The overall goal is to push Iran’s capability to manufacture a nuclear weapon from two to three months to a least one year. In order for this to happen, Iran must agree to significant changes in its use of uranium, centrifuges and plutonium.(1) Continue reading →
Being a guest on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building was an incredible experience. Three Our Lady of the Elms students and I were in Washington, DC, on September 24, thanks to the kindness of Congressman Tim Ryan. Before the Pope’s address to Congress, the four of us were standing on the West Lawn talking with others. Elms student Regina McWilliams commented, “It was incredible to witness complete strangers openly talking to each other and praying with those around them whom they didn’t even know.” Continue reading →
In today’s Gospel (Luke 9:57-62) Jesus speaks in an unfamiliar way, one that left me wondering what was going on. This gentle, forgiving Jesus tells us if we wish to follow him there is to be no concern for practical questions like where to lay your head or whether or not you should bury the dead, or grieve your losses. No hesitations. “Let the dead bury the dead.”
To understand this surprising approach, we need to look at the bigger picture. Jesus is on the road to Jerusalem, his death is in sight and there are so many people who still need to hear his message. He must have been anxious to focus on what mattered most to him, even as it seemed the disciples just weren’t getting it. Continue reading →