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.

Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase

Pat Dual
Blog by Sr. Pat Dual, OP

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
 – Martin Luther King, Jr

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast in Columbus, OH, brought over 3,500 people together early on a frigid morning to remember the life of Dr. King and to reflect on the “Dream” that he gave his life for. As I listened to keynote speaker, Susan L. Taylor, founder and CEO of a national mentoring organization and Editor Emeritus of Essence magazine, speak of Dr. King’s life, I began to reflect on how his life exemplified how we too can discern God’s call in our own lives. The elements that were evident in helping Martin Luther King, Jr find his vocation in life included following his passion, remaining open to God and trusting God despite his fear. Dr. King’s faith allowed him to take one step at a time, with each step moving him further into the call of his life. He took steps in life without seeing the full staircase. Continue reading →

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The Force Awakens: Or Why I Wake Early

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

I saw the latest Star Wars film over the Christmas holiday and loved it. It was entertaining, funny, and exciting and I left the theater feeling really good. This new episode is about the Force coming back to the collective consciousness. The Force awakens in Rey, the new generation heroine, a lonely abandoned orphan girl with special powers, who becomes more awake to the Force within her as the film progresses. She promises to be a continuing presence in this saga. Continue reading →

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Sr. M. Francine Stalter, OP

Stalter-M.FrancineDominican Sister of Peace M. Francine Stalter, OP (92), died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Summa Medical Center in Akron, OH.

She was born on June 27, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Stalter. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, OH, (now Dominican Sisters of Peace) in 1946 and professed her first vows in 1948. Sr. Francine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from St. John College (Cleveland, OH) in 1958 and a Master of Science degree in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University, (Cleveland, OH) in 1978. Continue reading →

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Slavery Still Exists: Human Trafficking in Ohio

Blog by Associate Marie Covington, OPA

This seminar title caught my eye in Early December. As a Dominican Associate, I knew that in 2013, the congregation had pledged: “We, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, proclaim our mission to be a prophetic voice in solidarity with the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed. We, along with our Dominican Associates, commit our support to efforts to end human trafficking.” Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Not Everyone Can Be Famous But Everyone Can Be Great

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

“Not everyone can be famous but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
 – Martin Luther King (watch the full speech here)

Today we ponder the life, words, actions and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, on this national holiday which recognizes his greatness. We are reminded yet again of the details of his faith, courage and prophetic life. He was great and he was famous as well. Most of the world knows him as non-violent civil and human rights activist who championed the rights of African Americans and all people of color, led the Poor People’s Campaign and joined the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. Continue reading →

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