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.

Sr. Peggy Duggan, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Peggy Duggan, OP, a native of Holbrook, MA, died on April 27, 2015, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, KY. Sr. Peggy is survived by her brothers Wilfred and John, her sister Mary and several nieces and nephews. Continue reading →

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Sr. Regina Marie Bruner, OP

Read a reflection offered by Sr. Rosemary Rule, OP.

Sr. Regina Marie, OP, has been at Sansbury Care Center since 1996 when she came as a computer assistant. She also served there earlier from 1983 to 1988 as a receptionist and office assistant. She was born in Mattoon, IL, on April 30, 1929, to George and Mary Regina Bruner. She entered the Dominican Sisters in 1948 and made profession in 1950. Continue reading →

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Sr. Virginia Berak, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Virginia Berak, OP, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Lourdes Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Waterford, MI. She was born Margaret Berak on August 8, 1922, in Czechoslovakia and was the youngest of four children. Her parents were Joseph and Susan Novak Berak. At the age of five, she and her mother and three siblings, Joseph, Steve and Ann emigrated to Detroit, MI, where her father found employment. Margaret lived with her family until she entered the Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Zedislava, in Warren, MI (now Dominican Sisters of Peace) in 1937. Continue reading →

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Dominican Sisters of Peace Elect New Leaders, Set Direction

Srs. Gene Poore, OP; Terese Leckert, OP; Pat Twohill (Prioress), OP; Anne Lythgoe, OP; & Gemma Doll, OP
Srs. Gene Poore, OP; Terese Leckert, OP; Pat Twohill (Prioress), OP; Anne Lythgoe, OP; & Gemma Doll, OP

LOUIS, MO – April 12, 2015. The Dominican Sisters of Peace convened their Second General Chapter at the Marriott Hotel in St. Louis, April 6-12, 2015.

The congregation elected new leaders for the term 2015-2021. Sr. Pat Twohill, OP, was elected Prioress, along with Srs. Therese Leckert, OP, Gemma Doll, OP, Gene Poore, OP, and Anne Lythgoe, OP, Councilors. Srs. Therese, Gemma and Gene were elected to a second term.

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Sr. Suzanne Repasky, OP

Sr. M. Suzanne, OP, 80, the former Margaret Ann Repasky, died on March 31, 2015, at Regina Health Center, Richfield, OH. Sr. Suzanne, the daughter of Stephen and Margaret Hartman Repasky, from St. Dominic Parish in Youngstown, entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, on August 15, 1954. She made profession of vows on August 4, 1956. Sr. Suzanne earned her BSE from St. John College, Cleveland and MA from the University of Dayton. She began her teaching career at St. Felicitas, Cleveland. She also taught at St. Hilary and St. Vincent, both in Akron, and SS. Peter & Paul, Doylestown. From 1970 to 1974, she served as principal at St. Joseph & Regina Coeli, Alliance and from 1974 to 1978 was principal at St. Paul, Akron. Sr. Suzanne also taught religion at St. Vincent-St. Mary and mathematics at Archbishop Hoban High Schools both in Akron. She was known as an excellent teacher and related especially well to her male students. Continue reading →

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