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God is always with us: Domnismissio'17

Hello! My name is Sister Ana Margarida. I'm 32 years old and I took my first vows on this last 8th of January.

Before I was a sister, I volunteered at Teresa de Saldanha (VTS), which is a volunteer work center attached to the portuguese congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Sene. As a volunteer, I served during a year in East Timor, where i tried, such as Teresa de Saldanha's teachings inspired me, to practise good deeds whenever and wherever possible. During this year of mission, in which becoming a sister wasn't an objective in my mind, I was profoundly accompanied by our Founder, Teresa de Saldanha's thought: "Always forget yourself, in order to do good for your fellow man.". Thus I devoted myself completely to the people of East Timor and to the mission I undertook, in such a way that, upon my return, I felt as if God was calling me to deliver my life to Him with no reservations, through religious consecration.

11.Testimonio Camino Santiago 6

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God is always with us: Domnismissio'17

Hello! My name is Sister Ana Margarida. I'm 32 years old and I took my first vows on this last 8th of January.

Before I was a sister, I volunteered at Teresa de Saldanha (VTS), which is a volunteer work center attached to the portuguese congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Sene. As a volunteer, I served during a year in East Timor, where i tried, such as Teresa de Saldanha's teachings inspired me, to practise good deeds whenever and wherever possible. During this year of mission, in which becoming a sister wasn't an objective in my mind, I was profoundly accompanied by our Founder, Teresa de Saldanha's thought: "Always forget yourself, in order to do good for your fellow man.". Thus I devoted myself completely to the people of East Timor and to the mission I undertook, in such a way that, upon my return, I felt as if God was calling me to deliver my life to Him with no reservations, through religious consecration.

11.Testimonio Camino Santiago 6

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 Preaching Through the Arts

The words “Joyful Friar, Itinerant Preacher” used to describe our holy founder St. Dominic, rang true to me as I once again had the joy and privilege of sharing with our Dominican Youth ways to preach the Gospel through the Arts.  The students that attended my contemplative practice of “Origami” workshop were filled with joy and enthusiasm to preach the Gospel in today’s world as Dominic did over 800 years ago.  Like the itinerant preacher Dominic, many are able and willing to go where the Spirit leads them and preach in whatever way they can.  Whether through the spoken word, or through art, music or dance, the word is JOY and their creativity opens a whole new world as to how to communicate it.  .  

29. Preaching through Arts Maryanna Euring 1

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This is “working” without receiving anything, but I was wrong.


Hi, my name is Luís Almeida, I’m 18 years old and I’m Portuguese.

I’m here to talk about my experience in volunteering.

It all started when I was in 11th grade and one of my catechists invited me to be part of a volunteering group. I said yes and went to my first meeting with the group and since that meeting my life has been different. This volunteering group “works” with a sister’s community and some of our activities are helping the sisters in same works. One of the main activities we have is donating some cloths to help the families in need. Being around sisters most of the time is good because I learn so much from their life experience and I can learn how to get a better relationship with God; so I started going to the volunteering meetings. This is a way to continue my religious life around people I admire and keep teaching me. This is “school of life” and after my mom and dad it’s one of the best ways to learn about “how to live life with God”. I think I couldn’t be in a better place.

31. Luis-Portugal - Voluntariado num Lar de idosos

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Dominican Young Adults visiting Bethany House

On Monday August 21st the members of the DYA chapter of Molloy College planned and orchestrated a BBQ at Bethany House. Founded by sister Aimee Koonman, Bethany House is shelter for women and children that was created to help to alleviate the problem of homelessness on Long Island for women and children. Bethany is more than just a shelter, between their three houses they can support up to 75 women and children every night, but it is what they do inside of that house if what makes Bethany so special.

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I am not searching for knowledge, I am searching for God!

 

I once, driven by a desire to convert an atheist, began a conversation on the existence of God. He was of my height and age, and a student in one of our tertiary institution. I rolled down all the Thomistic arguments “successfully”. He commented that, “I think if you are to make a better apologist you ought to read St Anselm’s too” that really got me thinking.

Recollecting the signs of the times

From the look of things, as things are, we are faced with one reality in today's world, that all men seem learned, that is if they are not. As young people we search for purpose and fulfillment in various things and in various ways. Nature compels us to find our true selves and to live up to our dreams. Failure to achieve such things leads us to desperation, pessimism and sheer disillusionment.it is during this time of our life that we ask ourselves the most, “what is my purpose in life?”

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Dominican Young Adults Molloy Chapter in El Salvador

For the past 3 years, members of the Dominican Young Adult Molloy Chapter have travelled to the small  village of Sol Naciente in El Salvador and have assisted Sister Flor de Maria Buruca in running a camp for the children in this area.  

This Molloy Chapter of DYA is located in the United States in Rockville Center, New York. 

Sister Flor de Maria is a Dominican Sister of Amityville.  In the late 1980’s, she came to the United States.  For many years before becoming a sister, Sister Flor de Maria worked in retail and was able to acquire her working visa.  Since entering the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, Sister Flor de Maria has completed a Master Degree in Theology and is certified in Pastoral Care.  Some of Sister Flor de Maria’s family continues to live in El Salvador in La Union and San Salvador.   Besides visiting her family, Sister Flor de Maria, began over 10 years ago, a ministry in Sol Naciente where she responded to the needs of the people.

05. Service in el salvador Sister Diane Capuano Amityville 2

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