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The story of St. Dominic, his life, spirit and mission has been a gift to our world for over 800 years. It is a story that shapes the lives of our Dominican family and continues to animate our preaching mission throughout the world. In this module, Sr. Connie Schoen presents Dominican life as an ongoing reflection of its founding mission, inviting you to see your life as a continuation of Dominic's story.
The Call to Preach is the heart, the essence of Dominican life. Every member of the Dominican family is charged with the mission to preach the Word through our lives, our actions, and our communities. This module situates preaching in the context of our Dominican life and explores the meaning of this call for all members of the Dominican family. Sr. Sara Fairbanks, Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, Sr. Angela Mwaba, and Sr. Megan McElroy lead us in this exploration, accompanied by diverse voices within the Dominican community.
The Dominican charism animates us to engage in justice-making rooted in contemplation and truth seeking. This module provides the opportunity to deepen our understanding of the critical justice issues of today in a global context. Using the See-Judge-Act model, Sr. Marcelline Koch and Sr. Sharon Zayac guide us in the process of combining life experience, theological reflection, and social action to address the needs of our world.
Over the course of our 800 year history, the Dominican order has grown in size and expression. We are women and men; lay, vowed, and ordained; young and old. Our charism not only animates us, but unites us. In this module, Sr. Toni Harris articulates the diverse expressions of the global Dominican family's preaching mission. Her message is further enhanced by glimpses into Dominican life across the continents.
The commitment to Truth - Veritas - is at the heart of Dominican life and mission. Drawing on the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, this module focuses on the meaning and power of seeking truth, speaking truth, and living truth.
Dominican prayer is the living expression of our call to praise, to bless, and to preach. In this module we explore the essential elements of prayer - the Word of God, the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours and Contemplation - through the lens of Dominican spirituality.
For over 800 years, Dominican spirituality has been a source of holiness for people across the globe. This module defines spirituality and explores the rich expression of Dominican spirituality through sessions on Contemplation and Action, Living Veritas, Itinerancy, and Enfleshing Dominican Spirituality through the Ages.