Home Page

Torch Illustration by Aneesah Mcnamee, OP


Pope Francis has said, “Mission is never the fruit of a perfectly planned program or a well-organized manual.  Mission is always the fruit of a life which knows what it is to be found and healed, encountered and forgiven.”

The mission of the Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission is to assist you in responding to your mission:  nurturing a thoughtful, prayerful relationship with God and a strong voice in the world for God’s justice.  Carry the Torch of Truth in hope.

Torch Illustration by aneesah mcnamee, OP

- Spirituality for Mission -

Always, Always with Us

Take time with this meditation by Juliana Casey, IHM.  Read it slowly and prayerfully. It is a powerful piece with the ability to reshape your thinking and to deepen your compassion. It may gift you with a new awareness and will surely lead you into prayer.
More info


Let this sink in:

We’ve already used up a year’s worth

of Earth’s renewable resources

More info

Prayer for Global Solidarity

One God.  Many cultures and revelations.

Pray that all may find enrichment in each other

and the One God may make all peoples One

in global solidarity, justice, and peace.

More info

- Recent Posts -

Just a dream, just an ordinary dream by Wade Brooks / CC BY-NC 2.0
Scriptural Reflections

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 12, 2018
A Dominican Sister reflects on the Sunday Scriptural Readings. She concludes her message with the words, Let us bring the gift of our lives to the altar in praise and thanksgiving. We will be invited like Elijah to “Get up and eat else the journey will be too long.” ...
Just a dream, just an ordinary dream by Wade Brooks / CC BY-NC 2.0
Scriptural Reflections, Wiccan

Feast of Saint Lawrence

August 10, 2018
August 10th is the feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. A Dominican Sister reflects on the gospel of the feast. She notes that in the gospel Jesus tells us the conditions of discipleship. Jesus does not order us to be faithful, he invites us to be faithful. ...
Photo: 2399_StDominic-22 by Dominican University / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 

Saint Dominic

August 8, 2018
On August 8, Dominicans celebrate the feast of Saint Dominic! Dominic is our patron and the founder of our Dominican Order (the Order of Preachers). Dominic was described as joyful and prayerful, one whose preaching challenged the heresies of his day. The Dominican motto is veritas (truth) and it is...
Dominican Voices

Outrage Continues: Unbelievable but True

August 6, 2018
Today, August 6th, we remember the bombing of Hiroshima! It seems impossible we would wreak such havoc on citizens of another nation. But today, we seize immigrant children and warehouse them. And I thought that my outrage was at its peak until I read the Washington Post....
Earth Overshoot Day 2018

Earth Overshoot Day 2018: August 1

August 3, 2018
Let this sink in: We’ve already used up a year’s worth of Earth’s resources Wednesday, August 1st, is Earth Overshoot Dayfor 2018. What is Earth Overshoot Day?It is the day in any given year that the human community has used more from nature than Earth can renew in the entire...

Pray and Reflect

Want to pray more deeply? Spend time with our scriptural and liturgical reflections designed to enrich and nurture your prayer. We are preaching the Word…Learn more

Transform the World

Are you looking for a contemporary spirituality alert to, responsive to, and embodying the kind of truth that will help create a more just and life-giving world community? A spirituality that is needed for this time in history?…Learn more

Celebrate People of Faith

Do you want to hear about other faith traditions? We offer reflections on interfaith, ecumenical feasts and festivities. We pray for each other throughout the year…Learn more

Spiritual Direction

Do you want to meet with a spiritual companion or do you feel called to become one? We offer both. See our information under Spiritual Direction…Learn more