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 →
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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 →
Four students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School have been recognized as semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Dominican students recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are: Ellen Carriere, Emily Munch, Kristina Plunkett and Frances “Veronica” Smith. Continue reading →
Feeling nudged by God? How does it make you feel?
I recently watched Frozen the movie. I could see myself as Elsa with Anna as God.
Elsa, the main character in the movie, wasn’t a typical princess. She was born with magical powers. We all are born unique. “You formed my inmost being.” (Psalm 139:13a) Continue reading →