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NEW HAVEN, KY - This afternoon, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Loretto Community, and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth held an interfaith prayer ritual to celebrate and release their Energy Vision Statement, a document that articulates the religious beliefs behind their work for clean energy solutions. The Statement has garnered signatures of agreement from more than 100 religious communities and faith-based organizations.
WASHINGTON, DC - A year after the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, national religious leaders sent a letter today to Congress, calling for urgent action to respond to the gun violence crisis in our country. The letter was signed by 54 representatives of national religious groups, including the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
COLUMBUS, OH - An Advent Prayer was prepared by new Columbus area Associates Bev & Ed Orazen andKathleen Sainato at the Martin de Porres Center on the First Sunday of Advent. Sisters and Associates shared in the Stations of Advent as found in the Magnificat Advent Booklet.
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The Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace invite you to pray with us this Advent as we prepare for the coming of Christ!
The Divine Office, or Liturgy of the Hours, is the official set of daily prayers of the Church said for more than a thousand years by the clergy, religious (sisters, nuns, brothes, monks), and laity. This ancient prayer of the Church traditionally marked and sanctified the hours of the day, and today continues to help those who pray it to keep a Christ-centered focus throughout the day.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Local Dominican Sisters of Peace were among the hundreds of Catholic nuns who teamed up with the New Orleans Catholic Archdiocese and Loyola University's Jesuit Social Research Institute to hold an immigration reform rally Saturday in front of Loyola.
Various immigrants shared their stories and experiences with immigration authorities, and nuns representing more than a dozen religious communities read statements urging the House of Representatives to act on the comprehensive immigration-reform bill the Senate passed in July.
MEMPHIS, TN - St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School, a founded ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, recently honored students with the Dominican Torch Award. The Torch Award, which is presented quarterly by local Dominican Associates, recognizes those students who exhibit by their example the four pillars of the Dominican charism: Prayer, Study, Community and Service. This quarter the Upper School Torch Award was presented to SAA senior Kathleen Henry, who is pictured (left) with the school president, Associate Barbara Daush, and Kathleen's mother, Eileen Henry.
The St. Agnes-St. Dominic Lower School Environmental Club sponsored a "Recycled Costume Parade" on Halloween this year. Students created their costumes entirely from recyclable materials. Costumes included robots, a refrigerator, witches and skeletons. Students paraded throughout the entire school showing off their very clever recycled creations
Pictured Jake Hellen (SDS4) created a popcorn box from recycled items and Kadence Walker (SAA2), is a Jack-in-the-box.
Associate Jaime Barry accompanied a high-school youth group from Columbus St. Thomas the Apostle Parish to the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC 2013) in Indianapolis this past week, November 21-23. The group attended along with more than 350 youth from diocese of Columbus of the more than 23,000 youth who attended (with every state represented, including Alaska). The theme of the conference was "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered." The St. Thomas kids sported their "Be Peace" tees from the Dominican Sisters of Peace on the second day!
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) and The University of Findlay have teamed up to donate 2,278 pounds of food and 10 turkeys to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank this holiday season, fulfilling a wager made between the universities’ presidents on the outcome of their Oct. 17 nationally televised football game on the CBS Sports Network. ODU won the game 41-21.
ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D. presented the winnings to Greg Winslow, vice president for Development at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The presentation is included in a light-hearted video co-produced by the schools that features both presidents participating in settling the bet. The video can be viewed here.
Cimbolic and Findlay President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. made the following wager prior to the game: