Creating Our Future Today!
Over 130 Dominican Sisters gathered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, July 27 – 30, 2023, to explore new ways of engaging their future together.
Ohio Dominican University was host to Sisters from 17 different US-based Dominican Congregations, and included women from the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. Twelve participants attended virtually. All those who attended were under 70 years of age, and they ranged from women beginning their novitiate to those who have been vowed members of their Congregations for decades.
They expressed a passion to preach the Gospel message, to examine foundational Dominican values, surfaced areas of engagement, and worked to identify beginning courses of action.
The foundational questions that guided their deliberations were:
- What role can we play in evolving Dominican life/mission to meet the needs of the future?
- What can we do better together than alone?
Text: Sr Anna Oven OP