Torch Illustration by Aneesah Mcnamee, OP


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.

Torch Illustration by aneesah mcnamee, OP

- Spirituality for Mission -

Adrienne Schaffer, OP

Adrienne Schaffer, OP
former leader of the Dominican Center
Spirituality for Mission
is remembered by Anneliese Sinnott, OP
Chair of the Board

40th Anniversary Celebration

The Dominican Center
begins its 40th Anniversary Celebration!
Join us in the remembrances, prayer, reflections,
Dominican Preaching for our Times!

More info

Earth Overshoot Day 2021!

Our  pattern of overuse
promises great suffering for the poor.
We need to embrace ecological healing.
Earth is our common home.

More info

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National Menorah Lighting by William Boncher / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Hanukkah (Chanukah)

During Hanukkah we celebrate with our Jewish Sisters and Brothers: It’s 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. Hanukkah includes special blessings, prayers, songs, and the nightly lighting of the Menorah....
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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Dominican Center wishes a very Happy Thanksgiving to all those who visit our site and to those who enroll in our programs. We are grateful for you and hope that we can be a spiritual lens and gift for you. We are grateful and we thank you....

In memory of Adrienne Schaffer, OP

Adrienne Schaffer, OP died on Sunday, November 21st.   Anneliese Sinnott, OP as Board Chair shares a brief tribute.  Adrienne led the Dominican Center for over three years. Please join us in remembering Adrienne....

Newsletter Autumn 2021

Autumn newsletter for the Dominican Center: We are planning to celebrate our 40th anniversary during the October colloquium. We will honor our founders: Sisters Charlotte Hoefer and Carol Johannes. We are hoping that many of you will join us. Your presence will make...
“Slichot” Prayer by Mark Neyman for Government Press Office / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, September  15th.  This is the holiest day of the year for our Jewish brothers and sisters. Yom Kippur ends the 10 days of reflection and repentance (the days of awe) which began with the feast of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). ...

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