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  • Prayer Practices Focus on Returning to God With All My Heart

    Prayer Practices Focus on Returning to God With All My Heart

    March 25, 2022

    On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College hosted its first in-person program since the campus of Marywood closed to the public two years ago with a prayer practices program on mandalas. This Lenten program of contemplative coloring through the lens of mandalas brought awareness to different forms of prayer while coloring […]

  • ADVENTure ~ Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    ADVENTure ~ Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    November 9, 2021

    Our annual ADVENTure event with the Dominican Sisters and friends is a free online Zoom event on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Please join us for an ADVENTure filled with joy, hope, and promise. Through prayer, songs, and words of encouragement, we will celebrate all that is good in our world, and in […]

  • Everything is as it Should Be

    Everything is as it Should Be

    October 28, 2021

    Acceptance is the currency of love. ~ Teal Swan Everything is as it should be is a sentiment sometimes viewed as outrageous — profane, even. When we are inundated with news from around the globe — and from right here at home — that includes senseless shootings, the COVID-19 crisis, harrowing acts of war, a […]

  • Apprentice Presence at Dominican Center

    Apprentice Presence at Dominican Center

    August 19, 2021

    Dominican Center initiated the role of apprentices in 2019. Apprentices have already participated in our programs and now are immersing themselves in the Dominican spirit: hospitality, invitation, and contemplation in support of our formation team. Currently, Amanda Dobson has been working with Carmelita Switzer OP in Foundations in Spirituality. Andy Rebollar has joined Diane Zerfas […]

  • Dominican Center Honors the In-Between

    Dominican Center Honors the In-Between

    September 24, 2020

    Final Gathering of Be Still and Stay in the Light on September 28 As the final gathering of Be Still and Stay in the Light, it is with full hearts that the Domincan Center Village thanks each of you who've been with us. We began these gatherings as a way to explore what staying in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Insights and Wisdom Regarding My Spiritual Direction Ministry

    Insights and Wisdom Regarding My Spiritual Direction Ministry

    April 13, 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 […]

  • 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 […]