“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. History tells a people where they have been, where they are and what they are. Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.”
– J.H. Clarke
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Our Associates come in many colors, shapes and sizes, with many gifts and skills – all dedicated to the common goal shared by Dominicans across the world: to preach the Good News of Jesus. Eight hundred years ago St. Dominic Guzman, a man who dared to think outside the box and dream of new ways to share the Gospel, founded a Family of Preachers with a mission, spirituality, and heritage that we Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace are blessed with today. Associate Carol Lemelin, OPA, uses her gift of writing to proclaim God’s Word through her blog: Continue reading →
In this Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis we are called to take a step back and concretely meditate on how our perception of immigrants reflects the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus tells us: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
With this in mind the faces and stories of several immigrants come to mind: Continue reading →
Figuring out God’s call is not an easy equation. For me, it is a life-long journey unfolding day-by-day. When I think about my vocation story, it’s always one answer to two questions: what brought me to the Dominicans and what makes me stick with it? Continue reading →
KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA – Unseasonable cold and rutted roads did not prevent people from attending the commissioning of the Ikuzeh Livingkindness Centre for Learning on January 27, 2016. The Centre for Learning came about through the collaboration of the local community, Hope for the Village Child Foundation and the Livingkindness Foundation. Dominican Sister of Peace Rita Schwarzenberger, OP, is a longtime missionary in Nigeria and currently manages Hope for the Village Child. Continue reading →