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Congratulations to Dominican Sister of Peace Kathleen Cannon, OP, Associate Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, who is one of three faculty mentors at the university to receive the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. The awards, which were announced at the May 19 commencement ceremonies, are presented by the Office of the Provost to faculty members who enhance the intellectual development and scholarly engagement of undergraduates outside the classroom, serve as a mentor or role model for students, and help students achieve their academic and professional goals. Recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations. The awards are supported by the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Charitable Foundation.
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.
ST. CATHARINE, KY - The Heritage Room at the Dominican Sisters of Peace St. Catharine Motherhouse has added a display for the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine De'Ricci. This display is featured in a special cabinet that previously housed displays for the seven founding congregations. Former de'Ricci Sisters who are residents at Sansbury Care Center and in the St. Catharine Motherhouse were invited to a gathering to celebrate the display. Joining them were members of the Heritage Committee and the House Council, along with the Motherhouse Mission Group Coordinator. All enjoyed the display – as well as rainbow sherbet and cookies – in the Madonna Conference Room.
Click on the thumbnails below to see photos from the gathering.
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.