News

For further information on any of the news items listed here, please contact Alice Black, PhD, OPA, Director of Communications & Mission Advancement, at 614-416-1020.


 

Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Marriage of Secrets and Power

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

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a massive multi-country agreement being negotiated entirely in secret that would give corporations the power to decide our laws on everything from access to affordable medicine to what we eat. It would undermine financial reform and destabilize job markets across the globe. It would open up our local and national governments to lawsuits from corporations if we pass laws that infringe on profits.” – SumOfUs

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Sr. M. Alice Kessler, OP

Sr. M. Alice Kessler, OP, the former Eva Kessler, died at 94 on May 19, 2015, at Regina Health Center, Richfield, OH. She was the daughter of Philip and Alice Kessler and entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, from St. Paul Parish, North Canton, Ohio on September 8, 1939. She made profession of vows on July 13, 1941. Continue reading →

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Sr. Rosemary Loomis Receives Father Ken Czillinger Award

Sr. Rosemary Loomis, OP, has been selected by the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc., (POMC) to receive the Father Ken Czillinger Award. The award is presented in recognition of a professional who has “demonstrated extraordinary understanding of the mental health needs of survivors of homicide victims and who has offered exceptional assistance in supporting the mental health of survivors.” The award will be presented in Las Vegas, at the Annual National Conference on August 1.

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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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