- Saturday, Sept 8 @ 1:00 p.m.
Integral Ecology Study Action
Committee Information & Planning Meeting
The next book to be read will be considered as well as how to
pursue certain activist initiatives with Dominican Family members.
Sr. Linda Gibler will join the meeting to give her perspectives. All Dominicans are invited to join
the discussion in the Small Meeting Room. For information contact
Neil Douglas at email@example.com
- Monday, Sept 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
Family and Formation Welcome Dinner
The Leadership Team will provide the main course dishes. We are
asking the Family to bring side dishes: salads, vegetables, cut
fruits and desserts.
Please join us for this wonderful community event
renewing our Dominican spirit! We'll begin
gathering at 6:00 p.m. with dinner starting about 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Abby
Linesch at firstname.lastname@example.org...
- Saturday, Sept 15
@ 9:00 a.m. Poverty Study Action
@ 10:00 a.m. Book Discussion
All Dominicans are invited to join one or both in the
Small Meeting Room!!
Book: Tattoos on the Heart
See book information at
For information contact Krystle Powell at email@example.com
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Dominican Family Members in the News
From the OPalette E-Newsletter --
For Phylliss Chappell, M.D., a Member of the
Houston Dominican Family, daily life is perpetual movement, as she
whirls from one world to another: the multifaceted professional worlds
of Family Medicine and Radiology, the world of medical ethics, the
world of religious ecumenism, and the world of Dominican life. As a
liturgical dancer, Phylliss is invited to add a unique kinetic
symbolism to the act of worship, not only for the DIA (Dominican
Institute for the Arts) and the Houston Dominicans, but also for
diverse religious groups like the National Association of the Church of
God. For this year’s Gathering, she created and choreographed a totally
new expression of the theme, ”Yearning for Unity.” Phylliss explained
how her creative process combined spoken texts, music, and movement: “I
wanted to try something I had never done before. . . So I started with
a speech from “The Great Dictator,” a Charlie Chaplin movie . . . I had
originally planned to use a Martin Luther King speech, but because I
anticipated being the only African-American at the Gathering, I didn’t
want to give the impression that my concept of unity was limited to
racial unity.” Phyliss communicated her symbolism through danced
impersonations juxtaposing the harmless Little Tramp with Hitler. Then
she reinforced that connection through the contrast between the
dictator’s bombast and the dancer’s prayers. Her athletic, sometimes
tortured, choreography depicted humanity’s struggle from division to
harmonious unity and segued into a soft instrumental “In the Silence of
My Being.” The dance concluded triumphantly with “Make Us One” by Carol
(View the entire E-Newsletter here.)
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