COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is pleased to announce Sr. Margie Davis, OP, as campus minister and coordinator of Campus Ministry.
Sr. Margie comes to ODU having spent the last five years as director of Social Services at the Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus. Her experience also includes working as a team leader and case manager for the Southeast Community Mental Health Center, and serving for 11 years as vocation director for the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, located in Columbus.
NEW HAVEN, CT - Albertus Magnus College will award 556 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 90th commencement exercises Sunday, May 19, at 2pm in front of Rosary Hall, 700 Prospect Street, rain or shine. Among the graduates are two mother/daughter pairs and two sets of sisters. The College will confer honorary degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Ms. Barbara W. DeBaptiste, The Honorable John T. Downey, and Dominican Sister of Peace Doris Regan, OP.
KEARNEY, NE - When Sr. Rita Carr was invited to give the opening prayer at Kearney Catholic High School commencement exercises on May, 12, 2013, she was surprised and delighted to hear Mr. Terry Torson, administrator, share heartfelt words of appreciation for the Dominican Sisters of Peace (formerly Dominicans of St. Catharine, Kentucky) for their years of service and ministry at the school. His words in part were:
NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Dominican Laity Veritas Chapter held the Rite of Commitment during liturgy on Wednesday, May 8, at the Dominican Sisters of Peace New Orleans Motherhouse. Sr. Mary Daniel, OP, welcomed Darrell Goudeau and Ron Schexnaydre as new members to the Veritas Chapter. A reception was held for all the participants following the Mass. The Sisters and the Dominican Laity enjoyed the opportunity to share this special event.
PAWNEE ROCK, KS - Heartland Farm was the recipient of a service day offered by the Barton Community College class of Colleen Hampton on May 8. There were 13 volunteers who did a variety of very helpful and needed jobs including both weeding and fencing. This is the second year the students have come out to Heartland Farm to help.
DODGE CITY, KS - For the third year, the Dodge City Knights of Columbus have held a breakfast benefitting the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The breakfast is just one way the K of C shows its appreciation for the Dominican Sisters who have taught in the schools, worked in health care, built hospitals, started social services, held positions in the Chancery 0ffice, were parish ministers, and served in other ways within the Diocese. The Dominican Sisters of Peace Great Bend location is the only Motherhouse in the Diocese of Dodge City. The Knights donated more than $1,200 from this year's breakfast to the congregation; 11 Dominican Sisters of Peace were present.
PAWNEE ROCK, KS - Heartland Farm, a sponsored ministry of Dominican Sisters of Peace, recently welcomed its first guests as a host site of the Harvest Hosts RV program. Fran and Lulu were "RV overnight parking" guests at the farm on April 29. They enjoyed their visit, and Fran took advantage of a massage with Sr. Mary Ellen Dater.
WATERFORD, MI – Lourdes Senior Community, a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is hosting a nine-part series beginning May 16 on how to better understand various behaviors associated with memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Joining Lourdes in presenting the series is Mercy Hospice.
The public is invited as experts provide advice on how to cope with afflicted loved ones who are beginning to experience symptoms or have succumbed to these three mental categories. Each one-hour session in the series will be held on Thursdays at 1:30pm at the Mendelson Home on the Lourdes campus, located on Watkins Lake Road, the first entrance off Dixie Highway.
LARNED, KS - For about a year, Dominican Sisters of Peace Rebecca Otterand Irene Hartman watched the new up-to-date hospital being constructed just two blocks from the Sisters' residence in Larned, Kansas. On April 28, the two Sisters attended the open house for the completed hospital. They were pleased to see various photos of the early Sisters displayed in the halls, Sisters who opened St. Joseph Hospital in the early 1950's, which is now being replaced by Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. One gentleman told the Sisters, "This would not have been possible if the Sisters hadn't started a hospital here way back in the fifties." Quite a compliment to the Sisters who started St. Joseph Memorial Hospital!