Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare: Official Hymn of the Jubilee of the Order of Preachers.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:35
Working to prevent violence against women, minorities
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 13:12
By: Sr. Margaret Mayce, OP - Delegate of DSI in the UN.
The International Day to End Violence Against Women was celebrated at the United Nationson Nov. 25. Each year, the 16 days following this event are designated as days of activism against gender violence. This year’s theme, “Orange Your Neighborhood,” was given vivid testimony as the Empire State Building was lit in orange in an effort to galvanize public awareness around this all-pervasive issue.
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, addressed those gathered, reminding us that “No country, no culture, no age group is untouched by this massive and pervasive human rights violation. Far too often, sexual and gender-based crimes go unpunished and the perpetrators walk free. Society turns a blind eye and a deaf ear.” ... Read the complete article here
Dominican Sisters Conference - In the Loop
Friday, 05 December 2014 08:21
As we welcome this Advent Season, we continue to wait with Joyful Hope in our broken world...
Please find on page 2 the News: Dominican Sisters Delegation to Iraq
Fanjeaux Newsletter N° 15
Friday, 14 November 2014 11:52
Dominican vocabulary - historical reflections
As the 7th November approaches - the date recently designated as one of celebration of and for the Dominican family - it may be helpful to see how the different branches of our family tree were referred to in past centuries. Most of us grew up with the 1, 2, 3 approach, that is to say: 1 = friars, 2 = enclosed nuns and 3 = apostolic sisters and laity. This scheme of things was however not in use before the 19th century, so in an Order as old and venerable as ours, this approach could justifiably be described as a recent invention… and hence due for revision. Attempts have been made, but these old categories still linger on. Nuns are still regularly referred to as “Second Order”...
NEWS FLASH - Still No news of our Sisters in Burkina Faso
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:27
We are still unable to make contact with our Sisters in Burkina Faso since the social and political unrest that started on October 30. The Sisters of Charity of the Presentation (better known as the Sisters of the Presentation), the only Dominican Congregation of Sisters of Apostolic life in the country has two sizeable communities there and several are native to Burkina Faso. We ask for your prayers for the safety of the sisters and for some resolution of this turbulence that seems to have engulfed the country.
Thank you once again for the supported which you have given to our Sisters in Iraq. Because of you they have been able to realise the well needed projects mentioned in Sr. Marie Hanna’s report herewith attached. We are all fortunate to have had this opportunity to share of our table so that our Sisters in Iraq could share of their table with others. Heartfelt gratitude and glory to God!
First of all, let me express my deep gratitude to each one of you along with our prayers. Your contribution during this time of catastrophe is very much appreciated, and it is, indeed, priceless. I would like to inform you that we have spent some of the money you sent for paving a piece of land, at the yard of our convent in Ankawa/Erbil...
The idea of the workshops sprung from a concrete need within the DSE-CE region. Due to the communist regime in our countries, the Dominican communities were either dispersed or suppressed, experiencing a 40 year gap in our religious life. After the political transition, we restarted community life, but realised we had been lacking knowledge and material on Dominican spirituality.
With the help of DSI, the first workshop was held in Köszeg, Hungary, in 2001, with the participation of about 50 young sisters from three congregations (Slovakian, Czech, Hungarian). Having established itself as a tradition, the workshop has been organised every two or three years ever since, and it has also opened up to sisters coming from the other regions of Europe. The original three congregations have been taking turns in organising it, and the keynote speaker Dominican brothers and sisters have been invited from all over the world. It is an enriching experience to meet and study together, both in the spiritual sense, and in terms of strengthening bonds within the Dominican Family, as well as shaping our Dominican identity as apostolic sisters.
Dominican Sisters Europe would like to share with all of you the activities for the next year 2015.
Düsseldorf 2015 is fixed on the first weekend of January 2015. Arrival at Angermund (Düsseldorf, Germany) in the morning - if possible! - Friday the 2nd, departure Sunday the 4th after lunch. This is an invitation addressed to younger Dominican Sisters in Europe (finally or temporarily professed). The working languages will be both English and French. The theme for the weekend will be announced end of October, but it is important already now to register possible participants. Please make this event known, and send me the names of ‘candidates’ – preferably before the 22 Oct 2014. Contact: email@example.com