Spectrum November 2020 Index
On the Cover (see above)
A Missioning Ceremony was held during an all-school Mass Sept. 4 at Bethlehem Academy (BA), Faribault, MN, for the new president/principal at BA. Pictured are (from left) Mary Margaret Murphy, OP; Colleen Settles, OP; BA President/Principal Melinda Reeder; BA Board Chair Kathy Nass; and Theresa Thomas, OP.
Sister in the Spotlight
Sr. Mary Continues Retreat Virtually
What a wonderful invitation I received in January 2020 to preach a retreat for the Sisters of Notre Dame in Waterdown, Canada. I not only began preparation for the retreat, but I also began looking at that area of Waterdown as the Sisters said that I could come early or stay after the retreat in order to do some sight-seeing. Read more . . .
Sisters Write Letters,
Hold Mass for Sponsored Schools
It all started with a simple observation and question at our Sponsors Council meeting. Read more . . .
Relationships for Mission
Memorial for Associates Installed
The year 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the Dominican Associate of Sinsinawa relationship. To mark this occasion, the Congregation Leadership Council wished to provide a meaningful gift to the Associate community. Read more . . .
Peace & Justice
North American Justice Promoters Meet
The North American Dominican Justice Promoters gathered for our annual planning meeting July 7–9 via Zoom videoconference. Thirty-four promoters, including Sisters, friars, and laity from the United States and Canada came together to strengthen our solidarity in the work. Read more . . .
Peace & Justice
Sisters Stand against Human Trafficking
It’s autumn 2020, and we’ve been asked to study, research, and endorse a new corporate stance for Anti-Racism. As a Congregation, we have a deep and diverse history of corporate stances; to remind you of a few: Condemn Apartheid (1986), Oppose the Death Penalty (2002), Conflict in Iraq (2006), and Care of Creation: Climate Change (2018). Read more . . .
Mazzuchelli, Smith Debate Beliefs
One of the most intriguing encounters that Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, describes in his Memoirs is his meeting with Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, popularly called Mormons. Read more . . .
Sparrow’s Nest Update
Sparrow’s Nest in Kalispell is the only nonprofit in Montana that provides housing to teenagers at no cost to the youth or their family. Read more . . .
Collaborative Dominican Novitiate
This summer the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate (CDN) moved to Chicago, IL, from St. Louis, MO. This is not the CDN’s first move but the first to a different state. Read more . . .