Suiting both her artistic and technical skills and enabling her to reach a new audience, Sr. Michelle Sherliza recently found a new and slightly unconventional form of preaching: creating videos. Since 2009, she has created dozens of videos that combine music, photos and other images, and scripture or other text, posting them to YouTube, where thousands of viewers have been able to watch her handiwork.
Sr. Patricia Dual (Columbus, OH) recently shared her experience at Xavier University in an issue of Moropa News, the newsletter of the Diocese of Columbus' Black Catholic Ministries office. To read Sr. Pat's article, click here to view a PDF of the publication and scroll to page five.
Sr. Patricia Thomas (Plainfield, NJ) was recently featured on RENEW International's podcast series entitled "Contemplative Prayer." To listen to her podcast, entitled "Be Still and Know that I am God," go to the organization's website, find the "In Focus" box on the page, then click on ""RENEW International's Podcast Series." Once on the podcast page, click the play icon near the words "Click to Listen."
Congratulations to Sr. Elaine DesRosiers, OP (St. Catharine, Kentucky), whose exhibit of twelve original oil paintings depicting the downtown area of Springfield, Kentucky, will be featured at the Springfield Opera House (124 W. Main Street, Springfield, KY). The exhibit, entitled "Main Street Springfield" opens with a reception on Friday, August 27, 5:30-7:00pm.
A flier produced for the event reads, "Sr. Elaine is a prize winning artist who enjoys painting street scenes, houses, farms and landscapes. In the last 12 months she has captured the spirit of downtown Springfield. She resides at the Dominican Motherhouse at St. Catharine, Kentuckv."
Associate Bettye Brookfield (Springfield, KY) has art work on exhibit in the Louisville International Airport in conjunction with the World Equestrian Games that will be held in Lexington this fall. The series of oil paintings, which are on display in the Pegasus Gallery now through September, weave with the equestrian topic other themes that include issues of peace (written in six different languages/symbols), concerns for the environment, global warming, and ecology. Bettye's embrace of her Dominican identity as preacher and of her new congregational affiliation with Dominican Sisters of Peace strongly shines through this beautiful exhibit of her art.
Associate Angela Nance (Lebanon, KY) will appear in the summer production of "The Stephen Foster Story" in Bardstown, Kentucky, through mid-August. Celebrating 52 Years this season, this outdoor musical takes place on the grounds of the beautiful My Old Kentucky Home State Park and features the timeless music of America's first great composer. For more information and to purchase tickets, check out the website for the muscial.
The words of the next six years will move us awayfrom mountains of rhetoric to journeys deep in silent valleys where experience awaits – where the poor lie hidden in the shadows, and shield the rich.
Listen. The wind is howling. Trees pale, wither and fall. Water is mingled with blood, oil and dust. So many little ones cry themselves to sleep – hungry, alone, imprisoned, sold and raped.
The words of the next six years must make our muscles ache, our purses thin, our spaces empty of clutter, and our community filled with the laughter, crooning, and bedtime stories, of another dance with peace.