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The World Prays for Peace

The Dominican Sisters of Peace shared with us the following prayer for the International Day of Peace Gentle Spirit, Breathe in us the wind of truth, wisdom and righteousness. May your Presence inspire us to create labyrinths of peace. Compassionate One, Make our hearts… Continue Reading “The World Prays for Peace”

Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 96. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations. Sing to the Lord a new song;     sing to the Lord, all you lands. Sing to the Lord;     bless God’s name. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all… Continue Reading “Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds”

I Love Being a Nun!

While this post is entitled, “I Love Being a Nun!”, actually I am a sister. Nuns are those who are cloistered and primarily involved in the ministry of prayer. Those of us who are sisters are involved in apostolic ministry – and that’s a… Continue Reading “I Love Being a Nun!”

The Feast of Saint Dominic

  We celebrate the Feast of Saint Dominic on August 8th. Saint Dominic founded the Dominican Order 800 years ago: the nuns in 1206, the friars in 1216. This allows us to celebrate our special anniversary for ten years. You can find a brief… Continue Reading “The Feast of Saint Dominic”

God’s Radiance in Creation

Hildegard of Bingen tells us: There is nothing in creation that does not have some radiance – either greenness or seeds or flowers, or beauty – otherwise it would not be part of creation. The Holy Spirit pours out this fresh greenness of life… Continue Reading “God’s Radiance in Creation”

How to Choose the Way We Live Our Lives

As the Vocation Minister for our congregation of Dominican Sisters, I am often asked about how to choose from among the many wonderful possibilities of vocations. It is easy for us to choose when Choice A is clearly good, and Choice B is clearly… Continue Reading “How to Choose the Way We Live Our Lives”

We Have Family in Iraq

As I read Wednesday’s Gospel reading (John 15:1-8), I remembered taking a picture of grapes in the convent garden of Iraqi Dominican Sisters in Pisa, Italy. The sisters there were taking safe refuge. Some of our U.S. Dominican congregations have also received young Dominican… Continue Reading “We Have Family in Iraq”

Only Child

Yes. It’s the fawns that continue to be the object of my affection. We are besotted with them here. Our campus is a Wildlife Habitat, as can be seen in this picture. And we are vigilant now that there are babies, because sometimes neighbors… Continue Reading “Only Child”

Go Tell My Brothers

I’m playing catch up today after being on a Holy Week retreat, and don’t want to miss posting this wonderful reflection by Sister Sally Brady.  Fortunately we have a number of weeks to continue to proclaim the joyous message of Easter. Easter Sunday April… Continue Reading “Go Tell My Brothers”

She Announced the Good News

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. Our Lenten reflection has been prepared by Sister Cathy Murray, OP., and she recalls the lovely presence and passing of Sister Anna Louise LaVoy, often remembered as Sister Ignatius (and lovingly as gracious Ignatius). In the… Continue Reading “She Announced the Good News”