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Mission of the Dominican Center

Rooted in the charism of Saint Dominic and formed in the Christian spiritual and social traditions, the Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission assists people of every faith to nurture a thoughtful, prayerful relationship with God and to be a strong voice in the world for God’s justice.

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Dominican Month for Peace

 The Dominican Order celebrates December as a Dominican Month for Peace.
This Month for Peace begins with the first Sunday of Advent and ends on the

Church’s World Day of Peace.

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TRUTH that does JUSTICE

America’s vicious tribal politics, so erratically and manipulatively related to “truth” and dismissive of human rights and the common good, reveals roots in the national original sins of genocide, slavery, and destructive ecological domination. How can we reclaim the nation’s soul?
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Promise of Peace: Return of the People

Second Sunday of Advent
This Advent Wreath lighting ceremony
integrates the Advent theme of the Promise of Peace
with the focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Season of Advent

The Promise of Peace: The Return of the People

December 9, 2018
This simple Advent Wreath lighting ceremony for the 2nd Sunday of Advent integrates the Advent theme of the Promise of Peace with the focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 2018 Dominican Month of Peace called for by Master General Bruno Cadoré to foster global Dominican solidarity....
Bodhi Tree by Danie Becknell / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Buddhism

Bodhi Day

December 8, 2018
In the world of Buddhism, an important day of celebration is December 8th - The 8th day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This is Bodhi Day.  The day celebrates when the Buddha attained enlightenment in 596 BCE. Let us rejoice with our Buddhist friends, grateful for...
National Menorah Lighting by William Boncher / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Judaism

Hanukkah (Chanukah)

December 2, 2018
During this time of Hanukkah (Chanukah) we celebrate with our Jewish Sisters and Brothers. This is an eight-day festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Temple after purifying it from the idolatrous activities that defiled it in the second century BCE. The celebration includes special blessings, prayers, songs, and...
Season of Advent

The Promise of Peace: The Leader and the Martyrs

December 2, 2018
This simple Advent Wreath lighting ceremony for the 1st Sunday of Advent integrates the Advent theme of the Promise of Peace with the focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 2018 Dominican Month of Peace called for by Master General Bruno Cadoré to foster global Dominican solidarity....
Season of Advent

Dominican Month for Peace

November 30, 2018
The Master of the Dominican Order (Bruno Cadore, OP) has proposed that December be celebrated as a Dominican Month for Peace. This focuses the prayer, study, ministry, and Advent reflections of the entire Dominican family on a specific location suffering serious violence. This year: the Democratic Republic of Congo. ...

Pray and Reflect

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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

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