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August 24, 2016, Henderson, Nevada – An article in the August 20, 2016, issue of The Las Vegas Review-Journal traces the dramatic and inspirational vocation story of Sister Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP. Once a highly successful high fashion designer in her native Dominican Republic, Sister Xiomara went on to become an Adrian Dominican Sister – now ministering as a chaplain at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. She finds her treasure in serving and caring for others. Read the complete article by Paul Harasim.

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August 18, 2016, Washington, DC – Faculty members from both Barry University and Siena Heights University have contributed articles to a recent issue of the Journal of Catholic Higher Education. In recognition of the 800th Jubilee Year of the Dominicans, the issue is focused on the Dominican charism.

Scott F. Smith, PhD, and Roxanne S. Davies, PhD, of Barry University, wrote about “Institutionalizing Mission Engagement and Leadership Formation at a Dominican University.” The authors explore ways that Barry has developed a “mission-centered” spirit among students, faculty and staff to keep the Dominican heritage alive. 

In her article, “‘What We Have Seen...’: Higher Education in the Dominican Tradition,” Sister Patricia Walter, OP, explores contemplation and the Dominican way of seeing through tradition and the signs of the times. Sister Patricia is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Siena Heights University. 

The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, a peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, is “the only international journal dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on contemporary Catholic education in the United States and around the world.”



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