- DF February Gathering
"Spiritual Body, Human Institution": Discerning our Response to our Institutional Crisis
Monday, Feb 4 -- gather at 6:30; meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
During our evening together we will take time, in the spirit of prayer, to bring into focus the crisis of abuse we are facing as a church: to recognizing the many different reactions we hold in our hearts: and enter further into discerning how the Spirit may be calling us to contribute new life to the Christian community as well as our institution.
- Annual Dominican Family Retreat
Friday, Feb 1 - Saturday, Feb 2
Location: Dominican Sisters Meeting Room
Our 3rd annual Dominican Family Retreat is just around the corner. There’s no better way to begin the New Year than by giving yourself the gift of time and reflection. The retreat will begin Friday evening and continue with a full day on Saturday. Like last year, there is an option to choose staying on campus at the Spirituality Center or commuting. The price is $40.00 for those staying over night on campus and $20.00 for those commuting. The retreat theme is COMPASSION IN ACTION presented by Sr. Lois Didean. Contact Gloria Vocelka at 832-489-0673.
Sr. Lois Dideon, rc has her Masters in Theology and in Pastoral Counseling. She is a certified Gestalt Therapist Training in Jungian psychotherapy in Boston, Pittsburgh and Houston. As a Cenacle sister for more than 50 years, she loves spiritual direction, directing retreats and facilitating other’s searching and finding our Good & Loving God and experiencing their own soul via group retreats and workshops.
Hello Dominican Family,
Over the past few years many of us have volunteered with Angela House. This spring Sharon Copper & I are starting a book club with the women of Angela House. The women look forward to reading together and then engaging in a book discussion. Our goal is a book every 6-8 weeks. We hope many of you will be interested in joining us. More details on the specific dates to come in a couple of weeks.
We are looking for a couple of CD boomboxes to play audio CDs so some of the women can listen aloud while they read along. Yes, a bit old fashion, but much easier to get started at this time. So if you have a CD boombox and or a CD player with speakers you want out of your house, we'll take it.
We've started a short list of books to read over the next several months. If you have any of these and are ready to give them away, we'll take them. Many of the women have library cards and a library is within walking distance from Angela House. However, it's not always easy to get 10-12 copies within the same time frame when they want to read the book. The book sets we collect will stay at Angela House and be used again as groups of new residents arrive.
We thank you for your continued support of Angela House. The women of Angela House are so grateful the Dominican Family continues to support them and pray for them. I know they pray for us.
Here's the book list we have started:
- Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne -- discussion in late March, already have 11 copies
- Wonder by RJ Palacio
- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
- Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
If you have small boxes (shoe box or smaller) please bring them to the February meeting. I'm collecting them for the Angela House Bake Sale at our March gathering.
See you at the next Dominican Family gathering!
Abby Linesch & Sharon Copper
Book Discussion in March
The Poverty Study Action Committee has a book discussion each Fall and Spring for all DF. The book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson will be discussed at the March 2 meeting. Book information can be found at goodreads.com/book/sho... Meeting information will follow.