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.


 

Sr. Carmen Gonzales, OP

Sr. Carmen Gonzalez, OP, died December 23, 2014, at McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, MI. She is survived by her brother, Juan Carlos of Connecticut and a nephew, Carlos of DeVilla, CA.

Sr. Carolyn Krebs, OP, prepared a eulogy:

It is most appropriate that our celebration of Sr. Carmen Gonzalez’s Liturgy of Resurrection should open with the hymn “Be Not Afraid.” For as she chose today’s readings and sung prayer, she gave us a testament of her life and her message to us today. Continue reading →

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Dominican Sisters of Peace Welcome New Candidate

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 →

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St. Agnes Students Attend Dominican Preaching Conference

MEMPHIS, TN – St. Agnes Acacemy (SAA) students Anna Stavrum, Gabby Willingham, Emily Drewry and Grace Ashbery represented St. Agnes Academy at the 2014 Dominican Preaching Conference held at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. St. Agnes Academy was one of 26 Dominican high schools from across the country to participate in this Conference. The St. Agnes ladies learned more about the four Dominican pillars of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service, and how they can apply these pillars to their school leadership and to their daily lives. They learned that preaching is something that takes place not only from the pulpit, but from service and leading their lives in a way as to be an example for others. Anna, Gabby, Emily, and Grace are retreat leaders at St. Agnes, and will use the skills they learned from the Conference to help their fellow students.
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A Nun’s Life Ministry Comes to Columbus

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 →

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Can Pentecost Happen Again?

Sr. Judy Morris, OP
Reflection by Sr. Judy Morris, OP

Ever wonder what happened to civility in the United States? Television programs that focus on current political and social issues involve commentators and guests constantly interrupting each other. No one has the opportunity to finish a sentence. Political dialogue among elected officials has become political diatribe, deteriorating into toxic partisan posturing. Continue reading →

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