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Torch Illustration by Aneesah Mcnamee, OP


Pope Francis has said, “Mission is never the fruit of a perfectly planned program or a well-organized manual.  Mission is always the fruit of a life which knows what it is to be found and healed, encountered and forgiven.”

The mission of the Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission is to assist you in responding to your mission:  nurturing a thoughtful, prayerful relationship with God and a strong voice in the world for God’s justice.  Carry the Torch of Truth in hope.

Torch Illustration by Aneesah Mcnamee, OP

- Spirituality for Mission -

Saint Mary Magdalene

Magdalene’s voice
No longer silent:
All is sacred.
Live without apology.

Haiku and photo  by Rev. Cathy Johnson
Presbyterian Minister, Dominican Associate

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It’s time for us to stop taming the Holy Spirit.

Remember Pentecost and prepare yourself!

She is Wild Energy intent on setting the world on fire.

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Prayer for Global Solidarity

One God.  Many cultures and revelations.

Pray that all may find enrichment in each other

and the One God may make all peoples One

in global solidarity, justice, and peace.

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The Western Wall, Jerusalem by Ronan Shenhav / CC BY-NC 2.0

Tisha B’Av

June 30, 2018
Tisha B’av is an annual fast day in Judaism celebrated on July 21-22 in 2018. It is a holy day of remembrance, commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem in the years 586 BCE and 70 CE. We pray with our Jewish brothers and sisters....
fourth_of_july by Fotis Bobolas / CC BY-SA 2.0
Other Observances

Independence Day – Fourth of July

June 27, 2018
For a native-born citizen, patriotism is a natural response. It is reinforced from childhood by the daily recitation in school of the Pledge of Allegiance. It is celebrated with parades, fireworks, music, bunting, and flags. There is much beauty and variety in this land we call home. There are mountains,...
Kara Tepe Refugee Camp on Lesbos Island, Greece by United Nations Photo / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Other Observances

World Refugee Day

June 20, 2018
The United Nations has declared Wednesday, June 20th as World Refugee Day. The Dominican Center prays that the global community will welcome refugees, those who flee from their homes due to war, persecution, or fear of harm. As people of Faith and as citizens of a global community, we are...
The Koran by Dave Rutt / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Islamic Prayers for Peace

June 7, 2018
Oh God, You are peace. From you comes peace, To you returns peace. Revive us with a salutation of peace, And lead us to your abode of peace. – Prophet Muhammad اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلَامُ تَبَارَكْتَ ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ O Allah, you are Peace and from you is peace....
Seminars and Book Studies

Book Study: Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology

June 6, 2018
Four study Sessions led by Patricia Benson, OP. Pat is a Dominican, a Theologian, and a former science teacher who deeply desires that God and faith be alive and active in people of the twenty-first century. Book to study: Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology Author: Denis Edwards...

Pray and Reflect

Want to pray more deeply? Spend time with our scriptural and liturgical reflections designed to enrich and nurture your prayer. We are preaching the Word…Learn more

Transform the World

Are you looking for a contemporary spirituality alert to, responsive to, and embodying the kind of truth that will help create a more just and life-giving world community? A spirituality that is needed for this time in history?…Learn more

Celebrate People of Faith

Do you want to hear about other faith traditions? We offer reflections on interfaith, ecumenical feasts and festivities. We pray for each other throughout the year…Learn more

Spiritual Direction

Do you want to meet with a spiritual companion or do you feel called to become one? We offer both. See our information under Spiritual Direction…Learn more