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The holiest month in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan. In 2022, Ramadan is celebrated from April 2nd to May 2nd. We join our Muslin brothers and sisters in prayer, we honor their fast with mindful eating and drinking, and we hold this month as holy. ...
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. ...
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.   ...
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....
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....
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). ...
Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the universe. The Rosh Hashanah actually means Head of the Year. This is one of Judaism’s holiest days and it marks the beginning of a 10-day period of a call to repentance and reconciliation which culminates on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)....
Dominic is the founder of our Dominican Order (Order of Preachers). Dominic was described as joyful and prayerful; whose preaching challenged the heresies of his day. The Dominican motto is Truth and it is as powerful and relevant today – perhaps more relevant today, than in the time of Dominic....
The United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (8/6/45) and Nagasaki (8/9/45), two cities in Japan. It is time to remember, to pray, and to learn the cost of the tragedy of war. Let’s allow the anniversaries of these bombings refuel our resolve to become peacemakers. ...
Thursday, July 29, 2021 is Earth Overshoot Day! This means that the human community will have used within 7 months all of the natural resources that Earth can naturally replenish in one year. We are creating an earth deficit for the next 5 months. As a people, we need to reduce...