Dominican Life USA Archives
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Below you will find an archive of Dominican Life USA's bi-monthly Newsletters and the Dominican Life USA updates. Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.


March 22 2017 Update (Mar 2017)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 251 March 22, 2017 Photo of the Week: The North American Dominican Justice Promoters Gathered Near Chicago March 2-4, 2017 Two Adrian Dominican Sisters Named ‘Distinguished Alumni’ of Barry University In February 2017 two Adrian Dominican Sisters, Peg Albert, O.P. and Nancy Murray, O.P., were among ten to be honored as “Distinguished Alumni of Barry University.” Si

March 8 2017 Update (Mar 2017)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 250 March 8, 2017 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Caldwell - Water Protectors Unite 'Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt Stand with Muslims, Refugees, and Immigrants' In February 2017 the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt “closed their weekend Chapter meeting with a demonstration of solidarity by the sisters and associates with our Muslim, Immigrant, and Refugee sist

February 22 2017 Update (Feb 2017)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 249 February 22, 2017 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Adrian Celebrate Sister Charles Christine Uhnavy, O.P.’s 100th Birthday Fences Fences is the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about Troy Maxson, a trash collector in 1950’s Pittsburgh. The film is a 20th Century tragedy filled with memorable characters and family drama

February 8 2017 Update (Feb 2017)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 248 February 8, 2017 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Sparkill – Women’s March in NYC Silence The film Silence tells the story of Jesuit missionaries in 17th Century Japan. In the film two Portuguese Jesuits “are smuggled into Japan to find their mentor, Fr. Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who has not been heard from in years. Ferreira’s superiors suspect that

January 25 2017 Update (Jan 2017)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 247 January 25, 2017 Photo of the Week: Dominican Women and Men Gather for the Closing Celebration of 800th Anniversary of the Order Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Mark Closing of 800th Jubilee of Dominican Order On Tuesday, February 7 please join the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa at a closing event for the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order. The service will be

January 11 2017 Update (Jan 2017)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 246 January 11, 2017 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Adrian Welcome New Associates Dominican Sisters of Houston: Advent Brunch On December 17, 2016, the Dominican Sisters of Houston gathered for their annual Advent Prayer and brunch. During the gathering each year, it has been custom for the Dominican Sisters to present the “Pauline Gannon Service Recogniti

December 14 2016 Update (Dec 2016)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 245 December 14, 2016 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Celebrate Sister Lois Liekweg’s 100th Birthday Dominican Sisters of Sparkill: Two New Associates Make Commitments On November 16, 2016, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill welcomed two new Associates to their congregation at a commitment ceremony in New York. The new Associates, Diane Dunne and Ma

November 30 2016 Update (Nov 2016)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 244 November 30, 2016 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sister of Peace, Pat Twohill, OP Receives Award from NRVC UN Briefing - Women in Peace Negotiation: Resolution 1325 and the Trouble of Politics “This year marks the sixteenth anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which formally recognized the changing nature of warfare and

November 9 2016 Update (Nov 2016)
DomLife newsletter. A web crossroads for the Order of Preachers. no. 243 November 9, 2016 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Houston Offer Evening Prayer of Remembrance and Thanksgiving Dominican Sisters of Adrian: ‘80 People in Dominican Republic Served in Volunteer Dental Clinic’ On October 9, 2016, more than 80 people received free dental services in the Dominican Republic. Five Adrian Dominican sisters, along with seven volu

October 12 2016 Update (Oct 2016)
no. 241 October 12, 2016 Photo of the Week: Bishop Offers Blessing to Tutors at Aquinas Literacy Center in Honor of its 20th Anniversary “Dominican Sisters Care for Our Common Home” Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose, Donna Marie Jones, O.P., writes about how the Dominican Sister’s new LEED Center at their Motherhouse is a model of environment sustainability; and she connects this with the surrounding landscape, reflecting that “[b]y creat

September 28 2016 Update (Sep 2016)
no. 240 September 28, 2016 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sister of Sparkill, Lois Liekweg, O.P., Amazed Over the Magic of an iPad Dominican Sisters of Peace: ‘At 102, Maybe It’s Time She Mended Her Ways’ A recent CBS news report stated that the number of Americans living beyond 100 is increasing. The Dominican Sisters of Peace share the story of Sr. Edwina Devlin, O.P., who will be turning 102 and how she “remains so vibrant and energized.”

September 20 2016-Special Edition (Sep 2016)
Immediate Release September 20, 2016 DomLife is sending this out today because of its importance and timeliness. Dominican Sisters of Adrian: Contemplative Prayer for Elections "The Leadership Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters invites all people of good will to join them in eight minutes of silent, contemplative prayer each Tuesday from September 20, 2016, through Election Day on November 8." Read more Cassie Vazquez | Editor

September 14 2016 Update (Sep 2016)
no. 239 September 14, 2016 Photo of the Week: Sister Donna Markham, O.P. Attends Canonization of Mother Teresa Adrian Dominican Sisters Welcome Mary Veen as Associate On August 13, 2016, Mary Veen, a former Adrian Dominican Sister, was welcomed as an Associate. She was accepted during a ceremony held annually for Adrian Dominican Associates at the Motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan. Read more Dominican Sisters of Springfield – ‘S

August 24 2016 Update (Aug 2016)
no. 238 August 24, 2016 Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Walking the Camino de Santiago Province of St. Martin de Porres – Dominicans Meet Pope Francis during the Dominican General Chapter On August 4, 2016 at the conclusion of the General Chapter of Bologna, all those gathered for the Dominican General Chapter boarded a train from Bologna to Rome and met Pope Francis, who gave his blessings and congratulations on the

August 10 2016 Update (Aug 2016)
no. 237 August 10, 2016 Photo of the Week: ‘Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Elect New Leadership and Set Mission Priorities at Chapter’ Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center – ‘A Life in Colors’ “The artistic works of Dominican Sister of Hope, Sister Mary Ellen Wisner, OP will be on display at the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center through September, 16, 2016. A Life in Colors features the mixed media work of this Dominican Si

July 27 2016 Update (Jul 2016)
no. 236 July 27, 2016 Photo of the Week: Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference Siena Retreat Center Hosting the International Forgiveness Project From July 31-August 13, 2016, the Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI, will host the International Forgiveness Project “to offer to the broader community an opportunity to reflect on stories of forgiveness and the role forgiveness plays in global, diverse, and complex society.” Speakers will inc

July 13 2016 Update (Jul 2016)
no. 235 July 13, 2016 Photo of the Week: ‘Catholic Sisters Call for Welcoming Refugees’ Dominican Sisters of Peace: ‘Children Participate in Second Annual Peace Camp’ In June the Peace Center hosted the second annual Peace Camp for nineteen children, ages 7-10. The camp is for children “who would not have been able to have a camp experience because of economic circumstances.” The campers were accompanied by Dominican Sisters Suzanne Brauer,

June 29 2016 Update (Jun 2016)
no. 234 June 29, 2016 DomLife on Facebook Dominican Life | USA is now on Facebook! Please visit and Like DomLife’s Facebook Page. Photo of the Week: Adrian Dominicans’ Motherhouse Chef Maureen Brooker Wins Culinary Creation Contest ‘Dominican Sisters of Peace Pass Corporate Stance on Global Climate Change’ The Dominican Sisters of Peace have approved a corporate stance on global climate change. The sisters will “suppo

June 8 2016 Update (Jun 2016)
no. 233 June 8, 2016 www.domlife.org Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt Congratulate Sr. Thobile Gumede for MA in Counseling Psychology Dominican Sisters of Springfield Welcome 29 New Associates On May 15, 2016, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield welcomed 29 new associates. The class of 2016 is one of the largest associate classes in the recent years and the group comes from Illinois and Missouri. Read article Maryknoll M

May 18 2016 Update (May 2016)
no. 232 May 18, 2016 www.domlife.org Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Celebrate 140 Years Dominican Sisters of the Roman Congregation Elect Leadership Team The Dominican Sisters of the Roman Congregation gathered April 22-24, 2016, in Sabattus, Maine for the first session of their Provincial Chapter. During their chapter, they elected their leadership team for a four year term. Sr. Therese Demers was elected Provincial Prioress. Sr. Moniqu

May 4 2016 Update (May 2016)
no. 231 May 4, 2016 www.domlife.org Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt – 16th Annual Hearts Afire Gala ‘St. Mary’s Dominican High School Blessing and Dedication of Gayle and Tom Benson Science and Technology Complex’ In April, St. Mary’s Dominican High School celebrated the blessing and dedication of the Gayle and Tom Benson Science and Technology Complex. In attendance were leadership, Dominican Sisters of Peace, benefactors, school officia

April 20 2016 Update (Apr 2016)
no. 230 April 20, 2016 www.domlife.org Photo of the Week: Sinsinawa Dominicans Elect New Leadership UN Briefing: Our Hearts Are Strong! "' A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.' I heard these words from Canadian indigenous women when I attended the 2016 U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. The women spoke for women throughout the world when they declared in the next sentence: ' Our hearts are strong!'" Read artic

April 6 2016 Update (Apr 2016)
no. 229 April 06, 2016 www.domlife.org Photo of the Week: DSI at Mariandale UN Commission on the Status of Women – Women’s Empowerment The 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was held March 14-24, 2016 in New York. I had the opportunity to attend and share the experience with Dominican Sisters International (DSI) and Dominican Sisters from the United States. Read article by Cassie Vazquez Racine Dominican

March 23 2016 Update (Mar 2016)
no. 228 March 23, 2016 www.domlife.org Photo of the week: Dominican Sisters International with Dominican Sisters from the U.S. Gathered in New York for the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN From left to right: Sister Else-Britt Nilsen (Norway); Sister Elsie Bagaypo (Timor Leste); Sister Margaret Mayce, OP (UN/NGO, Dominican Sister of Amityville); Sister Anjana Parmar (India); Cassie Vazquez (DSC/DomLife Editor); Sister Marcelline Koch, OP

March 9 2016 Update (Mar 2016)
no. 227 March 9, 2016 www.domlife.org Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Houston Honored with David P. Atwood Founder’s Award On February 20th at the annual Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) Conference in Houston, Texas, the Dominican Sisters of Houston were presented the David P. Atwood Founder’s Award. The award was established in 2010 in honor of David Atwood, founder of TCADP. The sisters are longtime supporters of TCADP and have made a life




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