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Residency Program for Discerners - New Haven, CT

If Jesus calls you, don't be afraid to answer.

Ever wonder what it's like to be a Catholic Sister? If you are between the ages of 20 and 45 and a single Catholic woman, find out first hand in a residency program that gives you time to learn about community life, communal prayer, and service in the Church. Most of all get to know the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Spend a semester or two with us while you discern and explore this calling. Residence is in close proximity to area colleges and universities in New Haven, CT. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are being accepted now with a June 30 deadline. Contact: Sr. Pat Twohill, OP - call or text 860.436.8430, email ptwohill@oppeace.org

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Past Events

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.

What I found most helpful...

  • Hearing the stories of the Sisters, both their vocation stories and what they have done as Sisters
  • Sr. Anne's presentation
  • The Taize prayer was wonderful and peaceful
  • The opportunity to talk with a Candidate
  • The prayers and the interaction together
  • The Emmaus walk
  • Bea's power point presentation
  • I found so much joy here
  • I loved meeting with my prayer partner and other "future" Sisters

Preach Peace... Build Peace... Be Peace.