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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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National Human Trafficking Awareness

 This month for human trafficking awareness
begins on January 11
(National Human Trafficking Awareness Day) to
February 8
(Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita,
patron of human trafficking survivors).

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With the feast of the Epiphany, the presentation of Jesus to the whole wider world, the Christmas Season comes to an end. This year, please allow me a look back at Christmas week to reflect on the liturgies assigned for it. What is the message in this lineup of celebrations?
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Spiritual Direction Internship

Applications now being accepted
for the fall class of spiritual direction interns.
If you are interested or
if you have  any questions about spiritual direction,
please use this site to learn more.

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On the Brink of Everything Grace, Gravity & Getting Old

January 21, 2019
Parker Palmer, turning 80, doesn’t want to fight the gravity of aging but collaborate with it, viewing it as a passage of discovery and engagement. His twenty-four brief essays and several of poems offer a mixture of reality, possibility, story, and reflection that is soul stirring, even fun....
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January. Dr. King, Jr. is best known as a civil-rights leader. His leadership in the movement brought him worldwide attention. His famous march on Washington was in 1964. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964....
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World Religion Day

January 17, 2019
The third Sunday in January is annually celebrated as World Religion Day. Established in 1950, its purpose was to encourage interfaith understanding. Today there are many interfaith movements, and it is necessary to respect and to join with others in claiming our global humanity and saving our common home. ...
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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 15, 2019
January 11 (National Human Trafficking Awareness Day) to February 8 (Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita) is a month set aside to pray for an end to human trafficking. The month ends on the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita. She is the patron saint of human trafficking survivors. ...
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Season of Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time, Year One

January 14, 2019
A Return to the Gospel of Mark January, 2019 Once we pass the feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 13th), we turn to the Gospel of Mark for the daily readings. The Gospel of Mark is centered around a Jesus who moves quickly and boldly. In Monday’s Gospel...

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