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!

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu! Presente!

The Dominican Center wishes to express
our condolences at the passing
of one of the great prophets,
One of the great souls of our times,
Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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- Recent Posts -

Newsletter Winter 2022

The winter 2022 newsletter announces the search for a new Executive Director for the Dominican Center. We also remember a previous Executive Director, Adrienne Schaffer, who died recently. There is an informative article about the Internship in Spiritual Direction program beginning again in September 2022....

Epiphany – Years ABC

Encountering the Mystery of a new kind of vulnerable king, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, these WISE men were transformed and “went back to their country a different way,” says Matthew. What does that mean for each of us as we move into 2022?...

Celebration of Kwanzaa

The celebration of Kwanzaa is observed from December 26th to January 1st. During these days after Christmas let us celebrate with our sisters and brothers of African heritage.  Let us recognize and be grateful for their gifts, let us renounce racism, and let us all work together for justice.   ...
Advent Wreath Christmas Eve by Philip Barrington / CC0 1.0

O Antiphons

Celebrating the fourth Sunday of Advent. The O Antiphons are traditional prayers speaking to the expectation of the coming of Jesus. Together we pray: O Wisdom, O Adonai (Lord), O Root of Jesse, O Key of David, O Dayspring, O King of Nations, O Emmanuel – Come… ...
Photo: NASA/European Space Agency/Chandra X-ray Observatory/University of Potsdam/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech/Space Telescope Science Institute

A Non-Traditional Advent Meditation

The Incarnation of God began billions of years ago when the earliest forms of matter were ignited and began the vast cosmic expansion that is home to us all today. The centuries since Jesus, we have witnessed God quietly continuing to develop the Incarnation slowly among us....

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