Dominican Voices

Dominican Spirituality, at its Feminine Best

The first foundation of the Dominican Order was a foundation of women located in Prouilhe, France in the year 1206. Dominican historian, Barbara Beaumont, OP describes them as women who sought "an authentic religious life." They were seekers of truth, open to conversion in the face of new truths....
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REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11th

For all Americans and many others, remembering the horrifying events that happened on September 11, 2001 brings many images to mind. That September, our American consciousness was raised. There was much to learn about ourselves and about our place in the global community. Today, we need to remember 9/11....
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Safe Gun Control – again – and again – and again – and….

The gun violence goes on and on…. The talk goes on and on … and nowhere. 250 mass shootings in the U.S. in the first 215 days of 2019. Study the issue; contemplate the victims, the dead, the wounded, the traumatized, the grieving families; listen to your heart; and ACT....
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Sharing Life, Sharing Consciousness

We celebrated the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si in which Pope Francis calls us to an ecological conversion. So, we ask, what spirituality is needed to bring about our ecological conversion? One possibility is the gift of being present to nature – as I learn more, I am in awe....
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Legacy of Trauma

It is time for people of all faiths and those with no faith to unite to effect social change. Gun violence is a human crisis. Steps must be taken to bring peace to violence. Reasonable and safe gun legislation is a necessity. We are reminded: Blessed are the Peacemakers… ...