Dates of General Chapters 2015

Dates of General Chapters 2015


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Sister of Saint Catherine of Siena visits USA
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 14:22

  Sister of Saint Catherine of Siena from Iraq in USA to share on the humanitarian Plight of the displaced people in Iraq.

   (Adapted from various sources)


Sister Diana Momeka O.P.,  a Dominican Sister of Saint Catherine of Siena from Mosul, Iraq arrived in Washington DC on Monday 11th May in response to an invitation from two non-governmental organizations to speak about the plight of the displaced people in Iraq.   She spoke at the Hearing of the Committee of Foreign Affairs at the Rayburn House Office Building today Wednesday 13 at 10:00 a.m (available live on the Committee website at http://www.ForeignAffairs.house.gov She also has appointments with the State Department, USAID, and various NGOs in support of her the cause of the Iraqi Christians.
“Easter grace and blessings to you all”: Updates from the Dominican Sisters in Erbil, Iraq
Monday, 20 April 2015 12:30

The latest message from the Dominican Sisters in Iraq

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Since Christmas we have been living very stressful times not only because of the death of four of our elderly sisters in a very short period of time –due to stroke (brain attack) but also because of the hardship we are still living and experiencing with our people.

It is true that there has been progress in our condition in terms of housing for the Interior Displaced People (IDP); those who were in Ankawa Mall (unfinished building) are moving to the caravans in the coming days. Nonetheless, living in caravans is not without difficulties. Each caravan has two rooms (each 3x3 m2) joined by a common bathroom. There will be a family in each room and there are about 480 families. In a way, this might sound a better solution.

Final report on Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Monday, 20 April 2015 12:09
Pope Francis met on Friday with members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious as the group released a report on the implementation of its doctrinal assessment by the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.
The LCWR is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States and represents more than 80 percent of religious sisters in the US. The joint report was issued by the LCWR and Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle who led the four year assessment process requested by the Vatican. The report marks the conclusion of the sensitive process, which the sisters say was carried out with a “spirit of cooperation among participants”.
With Iraqi Christians besieged, these are the priests and nuns who choose to stay
Monday, 20 April 2015 11:52
“At night we often hear gunfire,” says Father Steven, a priest in Alqosh, Iraq.
“But luckily we are quite a bit away from the fighting,” he adds. In fact, as the crow flies, the town of Alqosh is only 10 miles away from the front line, where the heavily armed Kurdish Peshmerga forces and ISIS fighters are facing off.
 When the weather is good, you can see the Christian towns on the Nineveh Plane that are now under ISIS control.
“Back there is my village, Batnaya,” the Chaldean priest says, pointing in the direction of the once-Christian community. “I was the last to leave Batnaya. The jihadists arrived shortly thereafter.”
A new Saint of the Dominican Family
Monday, 02 March 2015 11:02
Canonization:  17th of May 2015 at Saint Peter's in Rome at 10:00 am

The blessed Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas was born in Jerusalem on the 4th of October 1843 from a family who assured her a good Christian education. She was baptised on the 19th of November in the baptismal fonts and was given the name of Soultaneh Maria.
IDEO: Workshop in Cairo
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:49
IDEO, a center of Islamic study in Cairo sponsored by the Province of France, is inviting brothers and sisters of the Order to a workshop in Cairo this summer to learn about IDEO and to generate interest in Islamic studies. All expenses will be covered except for transportation to Cairo and pocket money. The workshop is offered every two years. This workshop will be for French-speaking brothers and sisters. You can find three documents, two letters explaining the program (French and English) and the registration form.

DSI International Coordinator

 Sr. Marie Therese Clement, OP

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