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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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.
NEW HAVEN, CT – On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Margaret Uche was welcomed as a candidate with the Dominican Sisters of Peace at a ceremony held at Albertus Magnus College in St. Catherine of Siena Chapel. Sr. Margaret Ormond, OP, Prioress, welcomed Margaret in the name of the congregation. Sisters and Associates from the area, including Mission Group East, the local community and the Ministry of Welcome Team: Sr. Pat Dual, OP, Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP, and Sr. Pat Twohill, OP, participated. Also in attendance were Margaret’s brother, Dr. Gregory Uche, representing the Uche family, and Dr. Julia McNamara, President of Albertus Magnus College. Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP, Formation Minister, presided at the prayer service. Continue reading →
On October 5, 2014, Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP, and Sr. Mattie Sterner, OP, were the on-air guests of A Nun’s Life Ministry, a unique and innovative way to bring the vitality of religious life to the airwaves. The program is a radio broadcast that comes to you live and later is available for podcast. Continue reading →