November 8, 2018, Buffalo, New York – Adrian Dominican Sister Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP, a Chaplain at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, delivered one of the keynote addresses November 4 at the 2018 National Religious Vocation Directors Convocation. Following the theme of the convocation, “Walk with Me: Encounter, Accompaniment, and Invitation,” Sister Xiomara focused on the invitation of communities and vocation directors to women and men who might have a call to religious life. A native of the Dominican Republic, Sister Xiomara professed her perpetual vows in her native land in December 2017 and serves on the Core Team of Giving Voice, a peer network of finally professed Roman Catholic Sisters younger than the age of 50. Watch Sister Xiomara’s keynote address.
November 5, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia – Just days before the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Sister Mary Priniski, OP, spoke of the need for interfaith unity and respect for all human beings. She was addressing the fourth annual Repairing the World gathering of Jewish people and Catholics, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Read more about Sister Mary’s ministry in social justice and her message at the gathering in this Georgia Bulletin article by Andrew Nelson.