Preaching


The OP after our names stands for “Order of Preachers,” the formal name of the religious order founded in 1216 by St. Dominic. As Dominicans, we preach with our lives—in both word and deed—guided by a search for truth (veritas) and a commitment to contemplate and share the fruits of our contemplation (contemplate et aliis tradere). 

Our Dominican lives are shaped by the interconnecting movements of study, prayer, communal life, and ministry. 

Dominic so firmly believed in the importance of study to the preaching mission that he provided a rule of “dispensation” from other responsibilities in the event they interfered with study. We are women committed to study. Through prayer and contemplation we interiorize our learnings and enter into communion with the Source of all truth. Our communal life orients us to the common good of the whole Earth community. And in ministry, our preaching takes effect.

As women of the Gospel, our preaching is also expressed in word. Read reflections on the Word of God posted by Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates on the Praedicare Blog below.

 


Dominicans Preach Everywhere

First-year Siena Heights students attend
a session in Holy Rosary Chapel.
 
  Sister Jean Lefebvre, OP, addresses the
Siena Heights freshmen during orientation.

Sisters Marcine Klemm, OP, left, and
Donna Joan Mehney, OP, are among the
Sisters displaying their art for the students.

Where do Dominicans preach? Where don’t they preach!

This is the anthem of the Order of Preachers, the Dominican Order founded by Dominic de Guzman over 800 years ago. In this space, we the Adrian Dominican Promoter of Preaching team will share how our Sisters, Associates, and companions on the journey are preaching with their lives. So check out this space for the latest preaching news!

The week of August 26 saw the arrival of the new students to the Adrian campus of Siena Heights University. Sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Siena Heights welcomed more than 300 freshmen to campus. Among the many welcoming activities was the trip to our Adrian Dominican Motherhouse campus next door.

It began with a little history given by yours truly, Sister Mary Jones, OP, sharing the connection of the University’s mission with the mission of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and an explanation of the Order of Preachers. The students were then organized into six groups of 50 and went off to rotate among six stations across the Motherhouse campus, each featuring a different form of preaching. 

The students learned about the stained glass windows, mosaic and the history of Holy Rosary and St. Dominic Chapels; the importance of care for Earth at our Permaculture site; peace and justice; and the unique experience of studying at a Dominican University. They also took time out to play bingo with the Sisters at the Dominican Life Center, and met some of our Sisters who preach through the arts.

This orientation allowed the students to get to know the Motherhouse campus and to meet some of the Sisters. Students commented on the beauty of the campus, especially the chapels, wondered at the many books written by the Sisters, and expressed their desire to return to the Motherhouse.

The Sisters, too, enjoyed the experience. “These students were a delight,” one Sister said. “I’d be happy to participate in this event again.”

So where do Dominicans preach? In the classroom, with music, with clay, and with a pen – in short, everywhere! ...

your Comment will be showing after administrator's approval







b i u quote


Save Comment
Showing 4 Comments

Really i appreciate the effort you made to share the knowledge. This is really a great stuff for sharing. Keep it up . Thanks for sharing.

Avatar  Janey Carter 6 years agoReply

Great Post

Avatar  do my essay for me 6 years agoReply




I'm perceiving a call to the religious existence with the Dominican sisters of holy person Cecilia, or Nashville Dominicans in Tennessee and I simply sent in a request shape to get data, yet I needed to know whether anybody knew anything about any individual who has entered, or is wanting to observe/enter, or has conversed with a few, or anything valuable. In the event that you'd believe me I'd likewise get a kick out of the chance to message you and inquire as to whether you would incline toward

Avatar  Marilyn Barnett, OP 7 years agoReply

Great beginning! and YES we do preach everywhere.




 

LINKS

word.op.org - International Dominican Preaching Page

Preach With Your Life - Video series by Adrian Dominican Sisters



Recent Posts

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Preaching by Pat Walter, OP Posted 2 months ago
    Feast of the Immaculate Conception Preaching by Sister Pat Walter, OP (Read by Sister Joan Delaplane, OP) Feast of the Immaculate Conception - December 8, 2022 Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 Luke 1:26-38 Unlike Mary Catherine Nolan, I did not have great devotion to Mary for my first 50 years. Yes, we had a May altar ...
  • Second Sunday of Advent Preaching by Joan Delaplane, OP Posted 2 months ago
    Second Sunday of Advent 2022 Preaching by Sister Joan Delaplane, OP Second Sunday of Advent - December 4, 2022 Isaiah 11:1-10 Romans 15:4-9 Matthew 3:1-12 Janet Schaeffler, in her book Let This Be the Time, quotes Maya Angelou: “If you must look to the past, do so forgivingly. If you must look to the future, do ...
  • Celebration of Leadership Preaching by Elise D. García, OP Posted 4 months ago
    Celebration of Leadership 2022 Preaching by Sister Elise D. García, OP Saturday, October 8, 2022 Wisdom 7:21-23, 27-28, 8-1 1 Corinthians 12:4-12 John 15: 12-17 It is my joy to add my warm welcome to Pat Siemen’s to each and every one of you gathered here or tuning in from your rooms on campus or ...
  • Feast of the Holy Rosary, Preaching by Sister Joan Delaplane, OP Posted 4 months ago
    Feast of the Holy Rosary
 Preaching by Sister Joan Delaplane, OP Friday, October 7, 2022
 Acts 1:12-14
 Luke 1:39-49 Happy Feast Day! What a week, right? A Jubilee celebration of the joyful mystery of God’s faithfulness for 30 of our Sisters, and their faith-full response for so many years. Then the sorrowful mystery yesterday ...
  • Sixth and Closing Day of General Chapter, Preaching by Sister Carol Johannes, OP Posted 6 months ago
    Adrian Dominican Sisters General Chapter 2022, Day 6 Preaching by Sister Carol Johannes, OP Saturday, July 2, 2022 As I begin today, I can’t decide whether I feel more like a relic, a guest on "Survivor," or an object on "Antiques Road Show." But when Xiomara called and asked me to preach today, ...
  • Fifth Day of General Chapter, Preaching by Sister Cheryl Liske, OP Posted 6 months ago
    Adrian Dominican Sisters General Chapter 2022, Day 5 Preaching by Sister Cheryl Liske, OP Friday, July 1, 2022 - St. Junipero Serra Amos 8:4-6, 9-12 Psalm 119: 2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131 Matthew 9:9-13 Good Moring, I am Cheryl Liske and I usually describe myself as a community organizer – but honestly the community ...
  • Fourth Day of General Chapter, Preaching by Sister M. Ruby Lumanlan, OP Posted 6 months ago
    Adrian Dominican Sisters General Chapter 2022, Day 4 Preaching by Sister M. Ruby Lumanlan, OP Thursday, June 30, 2022 Matthew 9:1-8 Every day we hope to announce the Good News, the good news of grace and faith that works in us because of Jehovah Rapha – the Lord who heals. Just to make a ...
  • Third Day of General Chapter, Preaching by Sara Fairbanks, OP Posted 6 months ago
    Adrian Dominican Sisters General Chapter 2022, Day 3 Preaching by Sara Fairbanks, OP Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Helen Keller once said, “The bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn.” As we have been deliberating ...
  • Second Day of General Chapter, Homily Written by Carol Gross, OP, and Preached by Eneida Santiago, OP Posted 6 months ago
    Adrian Dominican Sisters General Chapter 2022, Day 2 Homily Written by Carol Gross, OP, Preached by Eneida Santiago, OP Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Matthew 8:23-27 Sister Carol Gross, OP Sister Eneida Santiago, OP Did you notice that the Gospel today just happens to center on “awakening”? We have been praying for this very thing for more than ...
  • First Day of General Chapter, Preaching by Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP Posted 7 months ago
    Adrian Dominican Sisters General Chapter 2022, Day 1 Preaching by Xiomara Méndez Hernández OP Monday, June 27, 2022 - Mass of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-11 Luke 4:14-21 We finally made it here! Are we awakened yet? We came by bus, by plane, by car, by train, and many join in spirit. We are the survivors ...
Read More »