Dominican Vision Annual Report 2017 Index
On the Cover (see above)
Sister Lystra Long, OP, stands in the doorway of St. Joseph Church in St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago, after morning Mass.
Message from the Prioress
“It’s not so much that WE HAVE a mission. Rather, it’s that God’s mission HAS US.” This important shift in emphasis was a renewing and energizing insight articulated and claimed at our 2016 General Chapter. The Direction Statement from that Chapter guiding the next five years included this challenge: “Called forth by God’s expansive love and mercy for all creation, we claim and embrace God’s mission to be our mission.” Read more . . .
Ministries Reflect God’s Love and Yours
Commitment to Teaching. Prison Ministry Challenging, Joyful. Sharing Faith with All Ages. 'Cool' Sisters in Catholic Schools. Itinerant Preaching Continues. Read more . . .
Sponsorship Changes Promote Mission
This past year has ushered in a new model of sponsorship that ensures the continuation of the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition and mission in our schools well into the future. In this inaugural year of the Sponsors Council, over 1,700 students from grade 8 through graduate school were sent forth from our sponsored educational ministries having been steeped in the Sinsinawa Dominican values of truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community. Read more . . .
Mound Community Motivated by Mission
After being very involved in the events of General Chapter 2016, the Sisters at Sinsinawa Mound eagerly entered into discussions on how to implement the Direction Statement from General Chapter. Read more . . .
St. Dominic Villa Sisters Celebrate Life
This past year at St. Dominic Villa, Sisters and coministers have continued to deepen our understanding of interdependence through our commitment to Person Centered Care. Sister Diane Skibicki, OP (Marietta), our Person Centered Care facilitator, inspired us through workshops, small group conversations, and everyday interactions in finding new expression and life regarding the care and comfort of each Sister, which has always been our mission. Read more . . .