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.

Making Peace with the Past

Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

Comedian Lily Tomlin is attributed with the words: Forgiveness is “letting go of every hope for a better past.”   Say that out loud: LET GO OF EVERY HOPE FOR A BETTER PAST.

I love this idea.  It came up in a book my study group has been reading called Redeeming Administration by Ann Garrido. Ann also noted that when Jesus entered the Upper Room, where all the apostles were gathering after his death, Jesus visits them and greets them with Peace. He does not dwell on their past behavior, their fear, their abandonment of him, and their failure to stand with him in his hour of need.

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Calling All Rational People

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

 We often hear the definition of insanity – “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.”  As we deal with yet another massacre in the United States, that line keeps coming to me.  There are common sense, responsible solutions to the ongoing social disease of gun violence.  Fifty people lost their lives and fifty-three people were seriously injured by a man in Orlando with an AR-15 assault weapon.  This was not a hunting weapon or a target shooting weapon, but one used to kill many people in a matter of seconds.  This weapon had a high capacity magazine that enables the firing of many rounds in a short time.

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The Still Small Voice

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

“But the Lord was not in the wind, nor the earthquake, nor fire, but in a still small voice, and behold a voice said ‘what are you doing here, Elijah?’ ”   (I Kings 19:11-12)

 Elijah described it first, then Jesus said “Let anyone with ears to hear, listen.”  (Mark 4:23)

Associate Candidates in Akron, OH expressed it in their recent discernment retreat conversations.  They claimed that indeed there is “a still small voice” speaking to them.  Amazing, isn’t it?  Elijah, Jesus and Dominican Candidates are all speaking about the voice inside their hearts.

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Dominican Sisters of Peace Pass Corporate Stance on Global Climate Change

The Dominican Sisters of Peace have approved a corporate stance on global climate change that states:

“The Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates are committed to reducing the impact of global climate change. We support actions, programs and legislation on all levels to protect Earth’s climate, with particular concern for the negative impact affecting the lives of the poor.”

Through this statement the Sisters join their voices with many other religious congregations, faith traditions and justice organizations to call for action on this issue that threatens the health and well-being of our entire planet but most especially the poor.

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