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.

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down While You Are Still Angry

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

“And don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.”

Ephesians in 4:26-27

Hello, my name is Anne and I was addicted to Angry Birds. Yes, I played and won the original iPhone game – that hilariously funny collection of avian aviators who swoop down to eliminate the evil green pigs. The game is so uber popular, it spawned numerous versions, and boasts 263 million monthly users. But after I succeeded in the final challenge, defeating the King of the Pigs who stole the eggs, I rested on my laurels and hung up my slingshot. Continue reading →

Posted in Wednesday's Word

Accommodating Religious Freedom and Civil Rights

Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Blog by Sr. Judy Morris, OP
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his/her religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his/her religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

– Universal Declaration of Human Rights
United Nations

The last few weeks have provided a civics lesson on balancing civil rights and religious freedom. As with any hot button issue, passion often clouded respectful dialogue and mutual effort at accommodation of divergent positions. For a nation founded on religious tolerance, the struggle seems endless, particularly since all Americans, whether gay or straight, desire “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

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 →

Posted in Associate Blog

Where is Home?

Catherine Arnold, OP
Blog by Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP

I realize writing a blog is about sharing something of importance in the life of the writer, and it’s also about getting folks to read and stay on your website. But today I am breaking the rules of blogging by sending you to the Christian Peacemaker Teams’ website to read a blog from one of their members who recently spent time in Iraqi Kurdistan. With our own Dominican Sisters and Brothers suffering from similar circumstances in Iraq, we are called to remain mindful of the harsh realities others in our world are facing, and to pray and act on their behalf. Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling??

Luke’s Beatitudes: Blessings and Woes

Blog by Sr. Janet Schlichting, OP
Blog by Sr. Janet Schlichting, OP

Dorothy Day, great pioneer of the Catholic Worker movement, was once accosted by a fellow Catholic who was of the opinion that Day’s radical stance of living for and with the poor was a bit over the top. Day replied to him, “Go home and read the four gospels. Then we can talk.”

Can we talk frankly about the demands of the Beatitudes and Woes as presented this week in Luke 6:20-30?

First we have to take the nice music away – you know, the kind that makes the beatitudes feel smooth and lovely. Then we have to get out our brushes and brooms and whisk away the glitter, and then question the notion that these words are sweet and silky to “taste and see.” Quite frankly, Luke’s beatitudes are harder to hear and harder to chew than those in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. Continue reading →

Posted in Wednesday's Word