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It’s Always Been this Way…But Maybe Not Now!

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

The thought I had as I read the Gospel for today, August 26, was that we often hide behind laws, traditions, customs and ancient ways in order to justify our decisions and the actions we take. We use the laws to justify our actions when it is in our personal best interest to do so. We are afraid even when we know the truth because sometimes the truth asks us to look at things from a different angle, to step away from what has always made us comfortable. Continue reading →

Posted in News, Wednesday's Word

Respect As the Foundation of Peace

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

As I drove to work one day, listening to NPR, I heard a story of how some reporters at ESPN learned they were fired. Their cell phones and computers were deactivated. A rather brutal way of saying, “Your services are no longer needed!” A few years ago five employees of the Diocese of Lexington were informed their jobs were being cut. Two of them received an email. Again, respect for the individuals was not considered. Continue reading →

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

New Associates Reflect on God’s Invitation and Call

**Carol Lemelin, OPA, and Anita Watson, OPA, are two of our new Dominican Associates of Peace who made their first commitment as Associates on August 9, 2015. Read their reflections below regarding God’s invitation and call to us. [Dominican Associates of Peace are Christian women and men in mission with the Dominican Sisters of Peace who strive to be radically open to ongoing conversion into the peace of the Risen Christ. Read more.] Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog

Sr. Mary C. Gerrior, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary C. Gerrior, OP (88), a native of Waltham, MA, died on August 24, 2015, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY). Sr. Mary is survived by sister Jeanne Martin and brothers Paul and Lawrence Gerrior. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries

Sr. Mary de Montfort Schexnaydre, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary de Montfort Schexnaydre, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) on Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born in 1930 in Burnside, LA, and in 1951 entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary in New Orleans, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She was preceded in death by her parents, Berthil and Edith Brou Schexnaydre along with six brothers: Nolte, Berthil, Jr., Earl, Clyde, Kenneth, and Lyle and four sisters: Edith Bourg, and spouse, Toby Bourg, Bianca, Elaine and Kathleen; a niece, Lynette Allen Robert and a nephew, Tab Andrew Schexnaydre, a sister-in-law, Barbara Schexnaydre and a brother-in-law, Ruffin LeBlanc. Sister is survived by a sister, Ione S. LeBlanc; brothers, Vernon “Coon” Schexnayder and Dayton Schexnaydre and spouse, Lady Schexnaydre. Continue reading →

Posted in Obituaries