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  • Can We Talk about Talking WITH One Another?

    Can We Talk about Talking WITH One Another?

    November 9, 2019

    What has happened to the way that we talk with one another? Have we lost the ability to dialogue? We hear and partake in conversations about various topics that are fraught with the capacity for us to talk at one another rather than with one another. I attended a conference last October where the speakers […]

  • Soothing Silence… in July at Dominican Center

    Soothing Silence… in July at Dominican Center

    July 11, 2019

    Nurturing soothing silence and peace in our own lives contributes to peace in our world, says author and restorative justice advocate and teacher Jeanne Lound Shaller. "A Little Desert - A Resting Place in God". That's the title of the first chapter of Jeanne Lound Schaller's book: Desert in my Backyard. Isn't that a wonderful […]

  • Human Trafficking Has Our Attention

    Human Trafficking Has Our Attention

    January 9, 2019

    The faces of human trafficking are more familiar than one might think. It can happen to anybody in any place in any country. Men, women, and children in the United States and throughout the world are exploited in what is recognized as one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our time. Who are they? […]

  • Iconography: Contemplation of the Mystical Divine

    Iconography: Contemplation of the Mystical Divine

    November 26, 2018

    Sister Teresa once shared that "My preaching has come through sharing stories of beauty seen, observed and expressed in a variety of creative mediums." Icon writing is one of those mediums. Residents and visitors to Aquinata Hall enjoy a gallery of her icons lit by the natural light of the atrium windows. Images of Christ, […]

  • 25th Anniversary Message from Dominican Center

    25th Anniversary Message from Dominican Center

    November 26, 2018

    As Dominican Center enters into its 25th anniversary, we honor that the invitation to be in union with God is always open. We are pleased to welcome all to attend programs where reflective listening, study, and dialogue are gifts to be shared. The transformation and growth of persons, communities, and organizations is the mission of […]

  • We are One in Christ ~ Every Person is a Vessel for All That is Good and Holy

    We are One in Christ ~ Every Person is a Vessel for All That is Good and Holy

    November 26, 2018

    We are One in Christ “We must contemplate our responsibility as priestly people and our own willingness and ways to share the fruits of meditation and worship with others. There is a stirring in our consciences to assume responsibility for the needs of our neighbor,” said Aquinas Weber OP to her Sisters in Christ. That […]

  • Celebrating 25 Years ~ Opening Doors to Formation and Transformation

    Celebrating 25 Years ~ Opening Doors to Formation and Transformation

    November 26, 2018

    Celebrating 25 Years at Dominican Center For generations, Dominicans have paused at periodic crossroads to convene Chapter: a time for reconnecting with our charism, re-examining our mission, setting direction, and electing new Leadership. Sister Barbara Hansen was prioress of our Congregation when she opened Chapter 1999-2000 with these words: Sisters dear, we are responsible for […]