Pittsburgh, PA, and surrounding areas have long been known for the many religious communities that call it home. For several decades these Sisters have worked collaboratively to accomplish some projects to assist the disadvantaged in the city. They do this through a group called “Path to Justice,” composed of representatives of 12 different communities who meet monthly. Continue reading →
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Dominican Sister of Peace Jean Vianney Norris, OP (89), died on December 27, 2015, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY). She was born in 1926 in Jamaica, NY, to parents Bartholomew and Letitia (Cogin) Norris. She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine (now the Dominican Sisters of Peace) and made her first profession of vows in 1946. Continue reading →
My friend began pouring out her heart-wrenching experience of her marriage breaking apart, and as I listened, I was silently praying, “God, please help her, help us. God, where are you?” Just then, a bright red cardinal lit upon the nearby rooftop and began singing what clearly sounded like, “Right here! Right here!” It was as if God rode in on the wings of a bird song to remind me to simply be present to my friend and pay attention without anxiety, because God was there to help us. It was an AHA moment for me making me aware of God’s always abiding Presence. Continue reading →
I’ve always wanted to be a tour guide. When I was a child I would give imaginary tours of our house and could wax eloquent about the furnishings and various historical events that may have occurred in our house or at least on the grounds where it was built. Of course, all of this was fabrications of an active imagination fueled by the many books I devoured. Rarely did I have any takers, other than my little sister, for such tours. Continue reading →
COLUMBUS, OH – To assist in the healing of women who are survivors of human trafficking, the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Theresa Flores, founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution), a human trafficking survivor, national speaker and writer, provided a New Beginnings Survivors Retreat for 20 victims of human trafficking from across the country. The retreat took place at the St. Therese Retreat Center (Columbus, OH), from January 1 to 3, 2016. The female attendees traveled from California, Texas, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio and ranged in age from the early 20s to 40s. Continue reading →