2014 Mission Immersion - Calling All Capable Hands!
Looking for a way to place your gifts at the service of others? Wondering if you might be called to a life of service in the Catholic Church?
We invite you to spend a week at a community soup kitchen, an ecological farm, or another service project, May 12-16. Live with the Dominican Sisters of Peace in a small community, pray with us, work with us, play and build community each day. Space is limited so register now.
Room and board provided, some transportation assistance to Columbus is available.
Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace for Single women 18-45 years.
When: May 12-16, 2014
Where: Columbus, Ohio
Click here to register online!
*For information or registration please contact:
Sr. Pat Dual, OP
614.216.7688 (call or text)
View photos from last year's Mission Immersion:
2013 Labor Day Weekend "Come & See" Retreat
This year, the Labor Day weekend "Come & See" retreat was held at the Dominican Retreat/Conference Center in Niskayuna, New York. We invite you to view some of the photos from the weekend (below) and consider joining us for our next retreat over the President's Day weekend 2014. More info will be posted soon!
2013 Service Opportunity
Though this year's week-long service opportunity has ended, we invite you to view a few photos from this year's experience and consider joining us next spring!
"Come and See" Retreat - Labor Day Weekend 2012
Though our Labor Day weekend "Come and See" Retreat has past, we offer you both photos from the event and a short video interview where one of our participants offered a reflection on her time at the retreat.
How do you understand the word "vocation" and how would you describe the role of Dominican Women Religious in Church and society today? These were just two of the questions posed and addressed by Sr. Anne Keenan, OP, in her presentation "Forward in Joy" for those in attendance at the recent "Come and See Retreat" held over the Labor Day weekend at our Akron Motherhouse. There the Motherhouse Community not only ushered us through the front door on Friday evening, but also into their hearts. Others of our Sisters who live in the area took time to share a wonderful cook-out with us on Saturday, and on Sunday we enjoyed a trip to Kent State University where we met with Sr. Joanne Caniglia, OP, who shared highlights of her ministry there as a university professor along with her vocation story. A question was asked, "How do you knowif this is your vocation?" Part of Sr. Joanne's response was, "You will know.... It's like a hand fitting in a glove." Later, a further reflection on this among the retreatants became, "If it fits, it ships!"
While at KSU, we also paid our respects at the campus site where four young people were killed May 4, 1970, during an anti-Vietnam War rally.
Throughout the retreat weekend, participants readily shared how valuable this experience was for their on-going discernment. I invite you to enjoy some pictures taken during the retreat and to hear/read some comments from some of the participants.
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