An Interview With Sr. Maria Gemma, OP Director of Education
Jul22

An Interview With Sr. Maria Gemma, OP Director of Education

Today, we have a special guest with us for our series And The Truth Will Set You Free, Sister Maria Gemma Martek. Sister has been the Director of Education for our community for a number of years. Sr. Joseph Andrew: Sr. Maria Gemma, can you tell us what the Director of Education role in our community means? Sr. Maria Gemma: Well, as you know, study is integral to Dominican life. So that role means having a sister who is formally...

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The Annual MOM’s Retreat
Jul15

The Annual MOM’s Retreat

Today, I want to speak to you women in particular; even more particularly, I want to speak to moms. Everything about us was created in such a fashion that we would give life, nourish life, sustain life, and be that maternal presence in a world that always needs the tenderness of a woman’s heart. In his Familiaris Consortio, Pope St. John Paul II gave us the beauty and layout of a family, and we can take much from that. But what...

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Our Missions Around the World
Jul08

Our Missions Around the World

When someone believes the Holy Spirit is nudging him or her to begin another religious community, it takes a lot of courage to follow through with that calling. Yet, when he calls, we just go. His calling to us is one way a religious community comes to fruition. Our community began in 1997. Since then, we have received numerous vocations, and we continue to be very blessed by God with this. For the Video Presentation of this article,...

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St. Dominic
Jul01

St. Dominic

Over 800 years ago in Spain, a virtuous young man was on his way to becoming a priest. This young man was raised in a very religious family; his mother had been beatified, one of his brothers had been beatified, and another brother became a priest. As he traveled, he began to realize that many supposed Catholics did not fully know their faith. He sought after answers to this issue and found that many of these Catholics did not have...

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Vocation Retreats
Jul01

Vocation Retreats

I am going to answer a wondering that many of you have raised: “What does a young woman who is considering a religious vocation do to decide?” That’s a good question. And it’s not something you should necessarily know the answer to. Unfortunately, there are not many religious sisters visible in the world today. However, most religious communities do offer ways for you to get to know them better. For the Video Presentation...

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