During Advent, Time and Waiting are Gifts

During Advent, Time and Waiting are Gifts

Advent is often touted as the Season of Waiting, but sometimes we forget exactly what waiting means because most of us live in an instant society. Many get what they want when they want, and truly have a minimal experience of waiting for anything. However, I was...
Advent Reflection Week Four: Preaching through Ministry

Advent Reflection Week Four: Preaching through Ministry

As members of the Order of Preachers, our ministry is the Word of God. Therefore, preaching is at the heart of Dominican life. In fact, we were founded to be “useful to the souls of others.” In his message in celebration of the opening of the Jubilee, Bruno Cadoré,...
Ideas for Gifting on a Sister’s Budget

Ideas for Gifting on a Sister’s Budget

When Dominican Sister of Hope Linda Rivers, OP entered the convent, her allowance was $0. Eventually, she was given a budget, but it was measly, to say the least. The allowance meant for personal items wasn’t nearly enough to purchase Christmas gifts. So, Sister Linda...
Advent Week Three: What must I do?

Advent Week Three: What must I do?

As we enter the third week of Advent, the prayer invites us to rejoice, a strange request as Advent is a time of reflection, remembering, and getting ready. We reflect on our life to discover what is present or missing on our spiritual journey. We remember God’s...
Advent Week Three: Common Life

Advent Week Three: Common Life

Common life is about the willingness to share our lives with one another. God is not found in isolation. The journey we are on is not meant to be walked alone. For Dominicans, the communal dimension of our religious life challenges to us to be of “one mind and one...