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September 22, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana – In observance of the United Nations' International Day of Peace, Adrian Dominican Sister Pat Harvat, OP, St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Vice President of Dominican Catholic Identity blessed the circle of Pinwheels for Peace on the campus quad during the school’s annual observance of International Day of Peace. The pinwheels were made by students who wrote their prayers on the pinwheels.

International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.

Since 1860, St. Mary’s Dominican High School has been a leader of Catholic education in the New Orleans region. The school’s 155-year legacy is rooted in the tradition of prayer, study, community, and service. These are the pillars of Dominican life and form the foundation for the Dominican student’s experience.

Adrian Dominican Sister Pat Harvat, OP, second from right, blesses a circle of Pinwheels for Peace created by the students. Photo courtesey of St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

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September 16, 2015, Santa Cruz, California – Sister Julie Hyer, OP, will be honored by the American Cancer Society at its Sixth Annual Garden of Hope Fashion Show Gala, set for Friday, September 18, 2015. The event is a fund-raiser for patient services for the 1,125 cancer patients in Santa Cruz County, California. A cancer survivor, Sister Julie was president and CEO for 22 years of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, and a member of the General Council for the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Read the entire article. 



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