This book tells the story of how a group of Irish Dominican sisters answered an urgent appeal in 1968 to teach in a school in New Orleans. Since that time sisters have set out courageously, often at short notice, to face the emerging challenges of different cultures, institutions, and systems.
Cabra Dominicans and All That Jazz celebrates the gifts of the Cabra Sisters and of the people to whom they minister in Louisiana.
In 1967, three sisters from the then autonomous, semi - enclosed Taylor's Hill convent in Galway set out for Argentina to investigate the possibility of opening a mission there. This book tells the story of what resulted from that journey.
Some saints attract veneration even during their lifetime, others are more self-effacing: it is as if they hide behind the works they leave behind them and the ideals which they prompted others to follow.
Saint Dominic was one such saint: when he dies in 1221, the order which he established, the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominicans, buried him, sadly and affectionately, and then got on with the job he had given them.
This book looks at how one Catholic religious order - very old, yet persistently in the forefront of change - has responded to justice and peace issues in the course of 785 years: the 785 years from its foundation to the start of the Third Millennium.
The individuals portrayed here pursued this commitment in extraordinarily diverse ways.
To Praise, To Bless, to Preach shows how Christian faith, in the Domincan tradition, takes flesh; and proposes a dialogue with society in a search where everyone has a stake: the search for meaning and hope.
The last four world - leaders (Masters) of the Dominican Order served throughout the excitements and hesitations of the forty years from the opening of the Second Vatican Council to the start of the twenty - first century.
Preaching Justice Volume II - Contributions of Dominican Sisters to Social Ethics in the Twentieth Century
Preface by Mary McAleese
Preaching Justice II presents some of the key ways in which Dominican sisters have promoted justice and contributed to social ethics in the twentieth century, continuing on into the twenty-first.
It is a companion volume to Preaching Justice I, published in 2007, which focused on the work for justice and the contribution to social ethics of the Dominican friars over the same time period.
Preface by: Gustavo Gutierrez OP
Focusses on the work for justice and the contribution to social ethics of the Dominican friars in the twentieth century, continuing on into the twenty-first.
The lives of Peter Higgins (died 1642) and Terence Albert O’Brien (died 1651), beatified in 1992. In their prefaces, Bishop Laurence Ryan and Archbishop Dermot Clifford point to continuing local devotion to the two Blesseds in Kildare and Tipperary. And Bishop Walton Empey testifies to the ecumenical significance of Peter Higgins’ life.
Dominicans have been in sub - Sahara Africa since the fifteenth century. Today, the Order has communities in a dozen African countries. The story is recounted here by many voices, the majority from Africa itself while the rest have had long associations with that continent.
Sing a New Song was Timothy Radcliffe’s first book and not surprisingly sold out a number of times.
In this collection we taste the easy eloquence of a great writer and teacher. Radcliffe can mix an image of Jurassic Park with the symbolism of the Last Supper; he succeeds in outlining how human communities may be rebuilt on the foundation of truth, despite inevitable conflicts. These pages outline an exciting project for all who seek spiritual wellbeing, at individual and community levels.
In this book, a sample of questions are addressed by a team of scholars from across the world including Timothy Radcliffe, Mary Catherine Hilkert, and Albert Nolan. These authors, skilled in biblical studies, theology and history, and personally committed to the duty and craft of preaching, help explore the implications of what the preacher attempts to do.