Dominican Sisters of Peace invite women ages 18 to 45 to a week-long service opportunity volunteering at one of the following locations:
Come and work with our Sisters and staff as we care for land, life, and spirit, working both outdoors and indoors on collaborative service projects. Bring a friend and meet new friends as we spend the week together with time for prayer, reflection, work, and fun. Meals and housing provided (donations accepted).
For More Information contact Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP, at email@example.com or 614.633.6160 (call or text).
Note: If May 13-19 does not fit your schedule, please contact us with other possible dates that work for you. Registration requested before May 1. Space is limited - please sign up early! To sign up or for additional information, see our registration form.
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. If the photos look intriguing or the video reflection speaks to you, we invite you to consider joining us at our February "Come and See" Retreat, which will be held in Columbus, OH.
"Come and See" Retreat - Labor Day Weekend
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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