The Dominican Sisters of Mary: Participation at Events
In 2011 the Dominican Sisters of Mary were invited by Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer of San Francisco to teach at Marin Catholic High in Kentfield, California. We have had great interactions and joy serving the students with five Sisters teaching biology, math, English, History and Theology. With advance notice, the Sisters can often be present at the many activities which take place in our schools. Since the community is both contemplative and active, often times our participation is through prayer. Hence, we do our best to make sure our presence is felt both ways.
The Sisters continue to enjoy teaching the students who have freely enrolled at the school, knowing and understanding that the truths entrusted to the Catholic Church are the heart of its mission and identity.
Unite Disciples of Christ Concert
The first major concert for The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, enjoyed widespread success Sunday April 19 in Ypsilanti, MI. The Unite, Disciples of Christ concert at Eastern Michigan University, hosted by the Dominican Sisters of Mary and Spiritus Sanctus Academy brought together 4,000 attendees of all ages and backgrounds from all over the Midwest. The benefit concert featured some of the top names in the Christian music industry: Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real, Ike Ndolo, Jon Guerra and the Dominican Sisters of Mary. The acclaimed line-up performed for a captivated crowd for over 5 hours including special performances, which included all of the artists on stage together. Read the entire press release here.
To view photos from the event as well as listen to the encore presentations, please visit our Unite Concert FaceBook Page..
Where is God calling me?
The Sisters invite you to join them on April 25-26 for their next Discernment Retreat. This is a spiritual retreat that includes Holy Mass, Divine Office, Rosary and the opportunity to enjoy time with the Sisters. Click here to learn more and register!
Easter is no time to lose Lenten commitment
by Sr. Maria Veritas Marks, OP • April 17, 2015
When the news story broke that a Canadian children’s soccer league, in order to promote self-esteem and eliminate the negative consequences of competition, was removing the soccer ball from its games, a tidal wave of disbelief and indignation inundated online comment boxes. The story turned out to be a CBC radio satire mistakenly picked up by several mainline newspapers as real news, but the attention given it points to the truth that competition is healthy. We build character when called to excellence and rewarded for it, and we learn humility by failing on occasion.
In this Easter season, when we can be tempted to rest on our laurels after the rigors of Lent, we may take as a meditation the words of the 16th-century Dominican St. Catherine de Ricci: “Holy rivalry is a thirst for the heavenly spring to which we must hasten with great vigor. If this rivalry were in Christian hearts, how many people would come to that desired reward, which now only a few people are able to reach. My dearest children, let us so strive that we may run and obtain it (1 Cor 9:24).”