Dominican Vision January 2019
On the Cover (see above)
Sr. Joeann (Gratiana) Daley, OP, created I’m Alive! as “a reflection of a total concept of life up to the edge and beyond.” Words and phrases found within the piece are energy; inspire; create; vision; energy in self; imagine; vision; believe; clarity; and dream it, do it.
Embracing Jesus’ Mission
Several years ago, a speaker at a conference offered the interesting observation that Jesus had a mission statement. The speaker proposed that Jesus’ mission is expressed in John 10:10: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Read more . . .
The Gift of Life
From the moment of our conception until we pass into eternity and even beyond, the greatest gift we have and cherish is LIFE. It is the promise of Jesus to us all, and it is the goal of the mission to which our Sisters commit themselves. In this issue we are given a glimpse of the many ways we are privileged to birth new life among the people with whom we serve. Read more . . .
Nurturing Life: A Mutual Calling
“Your caring and kindness makes me feel warm.”
In John 10:10, Jesus promises, “I came that you may have life and life in abundance.” This specific message—and the message of the Gospels in general—is one of abundance, not scarcity. Read more . . .
Baptism: A Beginning
“It is a promise of baptism that our God is always with us.”
First and foremost our family homes are called the Domestic Church. It is here that our children learn how to be good, loving Christian people. The parents are the first teachers of the Catholic faith. If parents show an interest, then the children will do the same. Read more . . .
Ending Human Trafficking
“If I told you my story, even the stones would cry.”
I was excited about attending this particular meeting! Our Senator, Amy Klobuchar, spoke to us about human trafficking. She began by sharing a memory from a past presentation. Read more . . .
Journey of Service
“We weave a fabric of care together.”
How lucky I am to participate in a ministry where my personal beliefs and the commitment of those I work with are held in common. It is the mandate of Providence Health Care, Spokane, WA, in its mission statement, that we are “. . . to serve the poor and vulnerable.” Read more . . .
Seeking Meaning in Life
Offering Courage and Hope while Unfolding Truth
In my long life, I have been involved in many ministries. Now that I wear purple and call myself an elder, I offer a single ministry traditionally called “spiritual direction.” I seldom think about this ministry without the word “privilege” coming to mind. Read more . . .
Arts Integral to Congregation Life
“You have so much beautiful art here.”
Art and music, pianos and paints, Italian-style gardens with splashing fountains, stained glass windows and handmade vestments—all these facets of the arts are deep within the DNA of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, thanks to the vision of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, and the ongoing commitment of the Sisters to the nurturing place of beauty in life. Read more . . .
Associates Enhance Mission
Sinsinawa Sisters Welcome Companions on the Journey
Recently while at a Day of Reflection in Florida hosted by the Sinsinawa Dominicans for friends and benefactors of the Congregation, one of the participants asked the presenters, “What is an Associate? I never heard that before.” The Relationships for Mission Team thought there might be other friends of the Congregation who might have the same question. Read more . . .