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Science gives us insights into our expanding universe. As people of faith, we search for meaning and ask where to find the presence of God with our new understandings. B. Swimme wrote “Teilhard was one of the first scientists to realize that the human and the universe are inseparable”...
Saint Catherine of Siena was a great Dominican saint. She dedicated herself to prayer, she contributed to the study of theology, and she was involved in her world. She worked for peace and the transformation of Church and society. ...
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. ...
Each year Pope Francis writes a message for the World Day of Peace. This year with the world so fractured by opposing groups and political parties, he has chosen to talk about the role of good politics. This post has a link to the entirety of the Pope’s message....
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.   ...
We celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th. On October 12, 1945, Pope Pius XII, decreed that "Santa Maria, de Guadalupe"(Our Lady of Guadalupe) was the "Patroness of all the Americas." The symbolism of Our Lady of Guadalupe is easily recognized by the Mexican people....
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...
Thanksgiving is an important feast because it reminds us of the imperative of gratitude.  Our God is a generous God and all that we have is gift.  Thanksgiving is a feast that reminds us to be present, to stop and appreciate the small things, to recognize our blessings, and to...
The Dominican Center wishes all people of faith a Happy Feast of All Saints  – November 1st.  We honor all of the holy women and men who lived before us and on whose shoulders, we stand.  We live in their presence and we rejoice in their legacy and continued blessing....
To celebrate Reformation Sunday, I am repeating the words of Annette Griffin, Lutheran Minister from 2017, the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The full text of last year's post can be found through a link at the end of this text. As Christians we celebrate our common heritage. ...