Gospel Witness

Gospel Witness

We Dominican Sisters of Hope Preach the Gospel to our world.  In communion with all creation, we commit our lives to the transforming power of Hope.

The mandates of the Preaching Promoters are to promote opportunities for ongoing study and reflection in preparation for preaching the Gospel to our world.

Personal and Communal Response

Our religious life is a personal and communal response to God’s loving presence in our lives, and God’s call to holiness. As Dominican women religious we live a publicly vowed life of obedience, poverty and chastity. We witness the love of God for each person to one another and to the world through our permanent commitment.

Lifestyle

We freely commit ourselves by obedience to listen, discern and respond to God’s will as revealed in Sacred Scripture, in the needs of the world and in the circumstances, events and persons in our daily lives. We give witness to Gospel poverty by a life of simplicity and interdependence with all peoples and the whole of creation. In response to God’s love we choose celibate chastity, a gift from our Creator. We experience the gift of chastity as a means to a full life of intimacy with God and with each other.

We collaborate with Dominican Preaching Promoters.

Preaching Resources Links 

The Word on the Web
Dr. Greg Heile, OP, professor of homiletics and academic dean at Aquinas Institute, maintains the most comprehensive list of websites and printed materials for preaching preparation, development of preaching skills, and other related documents.
www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/listpreachergr.html

Desperate Preacher
This website lists various webpages which can be referenced for sermon preparation. It also includes online bibles and lectionary scripture readings, seasonal and youth ministry resources.
www.desperatepreacher.com/resources.htm

Celebration Magazine
This monthly 48-page publication features 6-8 articles, preaching resources, liturgical planning materials, prayers, Sunday intercessions, bulletin graphics, Lectionary-based music selections,weekday reflections and more.
www.celebrationpublications.org

Preachers Exchange
This is a collection of free email and web preaching resources, featuring a weekly First Impressions resource written by Jude Siciliano, OP.
www.judeop.org

The Word: A Daily Dose of Dominican Preaching
The Word is a service of the Order of Preachers, offering audible daily reflections on the daily Christian scriptures. Our preachers are drawn from the entire worldwide Dominican family – priests, brothers, sisters and lay people.
www.word.op.org


Dominicans Articles on Preaching

As the Order of Preachers (Dominican) celebrate 800 years since their founding, their Jubilee webpage is listing current articles about preaching.
http://curia.op.org/jubilee/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=37&Itemid=53
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Dominican Leadership Conference Preaching Resources
http://www.domlife.org/DLC/Preaching/preachingresources.htm
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Racine Dominicans preaching resources website
www.racinedominicans.org
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Mount St .Mary’s, Cincinnati OH
http://www.mtsm.org/preaching/resources.htm
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Adrian Domincans preaching resources website


Conferences and Workshops

Aquinas Institute Summer Preaching Institute
http://www.ai.edu/programs/academic/nondegree/sss/