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Who is My Neighbor?

Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP
Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP

In the Gospel of Luke 10:29, at the beginning of the story of the Good Samaritan, we hear the question posed to Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus then tells the now familiar story of reaching out to help a stranger in need. We know that our neighbor includes all peoples no matter how far or near they live. Yet, sometimes I don’t reflect this in my life, my choices, and my words.

When Pope Francis visited our country last month, he focused a good bit on care for each other, care for the earth, and the common good. I felt challenged to look at how I live and if I am living the Gospel imperative to care for and love each other or if I just pay it lip service. Francis emphasized that the family is the microcosm of this care and love that I/we are called to live. So, I ask you, “Who is your family?” I ask myself, “Who is my family?” Continue reading →

Posted in God Calling??

DSP Educational Institutes Meet in Columbus

edu-group2015The leaders of the high schools and colleges sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace met at Martin de Porres Center October 8 and 9 at the invitation of the Leadership Team. Presidents, board chairs and others from the following schools were in attendance: Ohio Dominican University (OH), St. Catharine College (KY), Albertus Magnus College (CT), St. Agnes/St. Dominic (TN), Our Lady of the Elms Schools (OH), St. Mary’s Dominican High School (LA) and Dominican Academy (NY). Continue reading →

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What’s Your Sign?

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

Jesus is the image of the invisible God – Colossians 1:15

Several weeks ago, two sisters and I drove east from Ohio to Rhode Island. This was the same week as Pope Francis’ visit. As we traveled east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, we saw huge electric traffic signs reading, “Pope Francis in Philadelphia. Take alternate route.” In New York, the signs read, “Major event in NYC. Expect delays.” Likewise in New Jersey, we were advised, “Major event. Make alternate plans.” We weren’t able to attend the festivities but we did watch and listen to the Pope’s words and actions throughout his visit. Continue reading →

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DSC Convocation Models Preaching the Just Word

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

Since every era has its own set of crises, preaching is always in season. For the 413 participants in the Dominican Sisters Conference Convocation in Wheeling, IL, everything began and ended with preaching – and preaching the just word provided the challenge. It seemed that St. Paul’s words to Timothy were meant for each of us: “Preach when it is convenient or inconvenient.” In her preaching, Patricia Bruno, OP, asks: What is the grace we need to move forward – as Dominicans, as Christians, as citizens of the world? Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Running ‘from’ or ‘with’ God

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

Today’s first reading from Jonah 1:1-2:1, 11, has always brought a smile to my face as I hear the all too familiar story of someone trying to run from God, and the ensuing storm that makes one reconsider. Sometime ago, a friend sent me a YouTube link to a charming little girl telling this story with such conviction and vehemence that you’d think she actually was there as a witness (click here). I have shared it with several others and watched it several times, always with delight and admiration for this little girl’s storytelling ability. Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog