Spectrum March 2018 Index
On the Cover (see above)
Kate Hennessy gave a lecture Feb. 3 at Sinsinawa Mound on her book, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty and presented an intimate biographical story of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, a noted Catholic social activist and cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, and her mother, Tamar. Drawing from memories, diaries, and family letters, Hennessy explored the themes of love, suffering, voluntary poverty, pacifism, and what it means to perform works of mercy. A book signing and reception followed her lecture. Clockwise, from top: Kate Hennessy addresses the crowd of about 200 in the Gathering Place at Sinsinawa Mound. Sr. Priscilla Torres has her book signed by Kate after the lecture. Sr. Priscilla Wood organized the lecture featuring Kate as part of a series of events honoring the Four Cornerstones of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation. Photos by Tricia Buxton.
The Face of Human Trafficking
‘What Can We Do?’
Motivated by our Congregation’s corporate stance and the seriousness of human trafficking in Dane County, we in the Madison area formed a committee of Sisters, Associates, and friends to address this issue. Read more . . .
Shopping for Joy
Sisters Sell Sundry Items
The joy that permeates the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation is evident in the fun that is had at the Motherhouse’s Country Store (CS). Three Sisters bring the fun, and the shoppers bring the enthusiasm. Read more . . .
Land Is Sacred
Healing Earth, Healing Ourselves
As the Sinsinawa Mound community enjoyed the last of our beets from the 2017 harvest even into February, we taste the sweetness in Kimmerer’s words. Hopefully we also taste the urgency in them, for we know that our world is in urgent need of healing. Read more . . .
Collaborative Dominican Novitiate
Celebrating 30 Years
This year the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate (CDN) in St. Louis, MO, celebrates its 30th anniversary. On Feb. 21, sisters and brothers, novices and friends gathered at Aquinas Institute for an evening of prayer, reflection, and song followed by a reception. Read more . . .
Edgewood Campus School
Love All, Serve All
Each June at the Sinsinawa Dominican Mission Conference, we are asked to consider how we will integrate the Dominican mission into our everyday lives. With that calling in mind, Edgewood Campus School (ECS) set a goal this year to connect our K4–8th grade students to serving others. Read more . . .
Trafficking Coalition Works on Awareness
January marked the month for national awareness about human trafficking. The Tri-State Coalition against Human Trafficking engaged in several activities in January. Read more . . .
Giving Voice 2018
‘Cultivating Courageous Hope’
Sinsinawa Dominicans Nicole Reich, OP, and Christin Tomy, OP, were among the more than 30 women who attended the annual Giving Voice retreat for women religious in their 20s and 30s at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ, in January. Read more . . .