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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.


 

Pursuing Life in the Midst of Tragedy

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

“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Dan Reeves

I think most people can relate to this quote since disappointments and injustices find their way into our lives. Two remarkable people come to mind when I reflect on this quote. Two years ago Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was shot in the head by Taliban members and almost died. She had attended school, and in the eyes of the Taliban, this was considered an offense against Islam. Following her surgery and a lengthy recovery, Malala dedicated her life to working for the rights of girls around the world to an education. She has taken her campaign to the world stage, notably, with a speech last year at the United Nations. Through her heroic efforts girls around the world have received encouragement to pursue an education that was thought to be impossible. At 17 she is the youngest woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Are You Leading or Just Taking a Walk?

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

This weekend I attended an NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner honoring individuals who are leaders of non-profit social justice efforts in our local community. It was evident as we listened to the accomplishments and the impact of their work, that these people reached beyond ordinary results to achieve extraordinary results. What was also evident was the fact that they collaborated and shared their talents and skills with others to make positive things happen in all of their projects. It was an event filled with faith, community and family. Continue reading →

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St. Catharine College Inauguration

scc-new-presFriday, October 23, was a momentous, historic day for St. Catharine College, Kentucky, when Dr. Cindy Gnadinger was inaugurated as its eighth President. The day began with a formal liturgy in St. Catharine Hall and included an academic procession of faculty, board of trustee members, and the members of the Congregation, Dominican Sisters of Peace Pat Twohill (Prioress), OP; Gemma Doll (Leadership Team), OP; and Anne Lythgoe (Leadership Team), OP. The Inaugural Mass celebrant was Fr. Joseph Fowler, a life-long family friend of Dr. Gnadinger. Her parents, spouse, three sons and several other family members were also in attendance. Sr. Pat proclaimed the Gospel and preached based on the first reading addressing wisdom (Proverb 4:7-13). A beautiful rendition of “For the Beauty of the Earth” was sung by the campus a capella group Patriot Keys. Continue reading →

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Even Jesus Went On a Tear Once In a While

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

“Be still and know that I am God.”

(Psalm 46:10)

Early in the morning recently, a friend of mine called me gasping for breath and needing to vent her frustration about something going on at work. She was exasperated, hassled and about to burst into tears. Unable to find her center, she rambled on about what appeared to be simple things that got out of hand, or miscommunication that created tension. She needed a safe place to rage against a situation that was making her feel crazy. She had a legitimate gripe and no one and no way to be heard where she worked. So she called me. Continue reading →

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St. Mary’s Dominican High School – First High School in Country with SynDaver™ Surgical Model

DHS-SynDaverArrivalSt. Mary’s Dominican High School welcomed a new addition this week –  the SynDaver™ Surgical Model, becoming the first high school in the United States that has one. The SynDaver™ Surgical Model is an elaborate and sophisticated full-body surgical simulator. The model is a 3D jigsaw body puzzle with every muscle, bone, vascular component and organs removable and replaceable. It is programmable to simulate the circulatory system and will be used in the senior and junior Human Anatomy classes that are taught by science teacher Anjel Guitroz. Continue reading →

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