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  • Is This the Great Pause?

    Is This the Great Pause?

    May 5, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic.  What happens when you push the pause button on a movie or video? The movie stops. A still picture freezes on the television screen. Quiet reigns. We then have time to grab a favorite […]

  • Light in the Darkness

    Light in the Darkness

    April 20, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic.  I have been having haunting dreams. These dreams include me trying to care for others, but everything always goes wrong. I try to make food, but the pots boil over or dishes melt, then […]

  • Disconnected Connection

    Disconnected Connection

    April 8, 2020

    This post is part of Dominican Center's series Stay in the Light ~ Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic. At Dominican Center, we believe we are prayer in action, and that connection, contemplation, and creativity will see us through these unsettling times and help us find and be in light. We invite you […]

  • Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic

    Stories of Prayer and Hope During a Pandemic

    April 7, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through our world bringing its people to a collective pause, many of us find ourselves with unforeseen time on our hands and anxious thoughts in our minds and hearts. We may wonder how we can fill our days and spirits with hope as this pandemic threatens to sicken our loved […]

  • Dominican Center and Marywood Campus Closed to All Visitors

    Dominican Center and Marywood Campus Closed to All Visitors

    March 13, 2020

    During this time of pandemic, we invite you to join the Dominican Center community via our online offerings. See our online transformative learning programs and retreats here. Together, we can all help limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus — and help protect the vulnerable and elderly people around us. Dominican Center at Marywood is taking […]

  • PODCAST: A Conversation With Ruth Haley Barton

    PODCAST: A Conversation With Ruth Haley Barton

    July 16, 2019

    Ruth Haley Barton ministers to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based on her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves. Ruth Haley Barton is founding president and CEO of the Transforming Center. As a retreat leader, spiritual director, and author, she has inspired others for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Spiritual Reading ~ Surrender to Love

    Spiritual Reading ~ Surrender to Love

    February 4, 2019

    I read. I read a lot. I read a lot of different types of books. I read science and science fiction. I read poetry and story. I read theology and historical fiction. Last year I read The Hidden Life of Trees, The Hawk and the Dove series about a 14th-century Benedictine monastery, and Elizabeth Johnson’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]