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Dominican Sisters of Peace is a US-based congregation of Catholic Dominicans that includes about 600 Sisters and 500 Associates living and serving in 37 states and in eight additional countries. As part of the worldwide Order of Preachers (Order of St. Dominic), the Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace strive to preach the Gospel of Christ Jesus through word and action, serving God's people in many ministerial areas, including education, health care, spirituality, pastoral care, prison ministry, and care of creation, among others.

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Moms Demand Action

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Good things happen when a group of mothers determine to act on behalf of families. These moms have decided that the gun culture in the United States is a threat to their families and families everywhere and are acting to change that culture.

A recent headline read: "Moms Wholesome Win: Chipotle says "No Guns!" When extremists brought semi-automatic guns into a Dallas-area restaurant, Moms went to work and gathered 10,000 names on a petition in just a few hours. In less than 48 hours Chipotle Mexican Grill responded: "…we are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel."

Speak, I’m Listening

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's a noisy world out there. The microwave and the dryer keep us posted on their progress. Siri answers our questions. And the lady in the GPS tells us where to go. And those are the just noises we ask to hear. Add to those sounds, the noises of traffic, our televisions and radios and, of course, other people and you have a very noisy world, indeed.

While it is true that God is always speaking to our hearts, it takes a special effort to quiet ourselves enough to hear that "still small voice" ( 1 Kings 19: 13).

We are the Body of Christ

Thursday, June 26, 2014

From Rome, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, and New Haven, CT to Niskayuna, NY an ancient yet ever new ritual stopped traffic and gathered the faithful in Eucharistic Processions for the Feast of Corpus Christi last Sunday. Were you there?

I was in Niskayuna, NY, at our Dominican Retreat and Conference Center as we watched the procession of men and women walking slowly onto the property with Father carrying a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament. Attendants with candles walked in front and behind him. Singing and praying they had walked the mile from our parish, St. Kateri to the Retreat House.

Shalom for "Haves" and "Have-Nots" Continued

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I am not urging one worldview over the other. My topic is shalom. I am suggesting that there is ample evidence in the Bible for two very different views of shalom.

Justice in the Workplace Still an Elusive Goal

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life." - Jane Addams

In 1963, when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, women earned 59 cents for every dollar a man made for doing identical work. Today women who do the same type of work as men earn 77 cents for every dollar a male worker earns. This clear form of gender discrimination should be a no brainer, but isn't. Progress for women moves in inches and has become a political football.

Stories of our Lives

Monday, June 23, 2014

Every one of us has a story to tell, a book that tells our personalized story of grace. It is a unique first edition story. It is also incomplete, with, hopefully, many blank pages yet to fill. We may think our story is dull and ordinary, that we are ones who just plod along quietly and unknown; NO ONE would ever publish our story and it is not destined to be a best seller or movie.

Have we ever considered that our personal "text" is DIVINELY and lovingly co-authored? Will we then look back over the previous chapters of our life with new eyes and a newfound interest? Do we realize that our Ghost-writer is GOD and then really take a look at how He has fashioned us?

Our story line is unique and incredibly rich with the Spirit of God flowing through the very fibers of our being.

Dream Great Dreams!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"A person is a product of their dreams. So make sure to dream great dreams.
And then try to live your dream." - Maya Angelou

The Haves and the Have-nots

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shalom for "haves and "have-nots"—Shalom can mean many things. But what we take it to mean is not accidental. The way we define it makes sense in the context of our lives. We define the word and use it—as we do all words—as a bearer of peculiar meanings that match up with our needs, hopes, fears, and visions. People who live in the midst of precariousness shape their vocabulary and their faith, their perceptions and their liturgy, in a distinctive way. One of the most important ways the Israelites expressed their faith was around the theme of"cry out, hear, and deliver. These are the "have-nots." Their form of faith was to cry out. God's form of presence and graciousness was to hear their cry, be moved by it, and act of deliver them from the trouble in which they found themselves.

The Slippery Road to Peace in Iraq

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"The reality is that violence and asymmetric warfare will remain a symptom of the new Iraq for the foreseeable future. This isn’t due to an alleged shortage of military capacities, but rather a reflection of what Iraq essentially is: an unreconciled, broken state, plagued by deep ethno sectarian cleavages, weak institutions and a political system prone to relapse toward an authoritarian order."
- Ramze Mardini The New York Times

86 is the New 66 for This Associate!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nobody who knows Associate Deloris Adams believes that she's 85, and there's good reason for that! She'd tell you that she's worked hard to keep herself young in every way, and it hasn't always been easy. But she makes it look like it is. Deloris has been an Associate since 2002, is an active member of the Magnificat Associate Group in Columbus and volunteers in the gift shop at Mohun Health Care Center. In her parish (Corpus Christi) she sings in the choir, is a member of Rosary Altar Society and attends just about everything that happens there. Besides all of that, she is also THE most faithful and dependable volunteer at Corpus Christi Center of Peace, the spirituality and community outreach center of which I am the coordinator. It doesn't matter what kind of work I have on my list, Deloris is willing to take it on.

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