Building Peace Podcast



Building Peace: 200 Years of Dominican Catholic Nuns in The United States.

This monthly podcast will tell the story of the Kentucky Dominicans, the first congregation of Dominican religious women in the United States, as well as the stories of the seven congregations who came together with the Kentucky Dominicans to form the Dominican Sisters of Peace

EPISODE 4: Lignum Habet Spem: The Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de Ricci


Sr. Carol Davis, OP

Sr. Nancy Garson, OP

Sr. Aimee Ryan, OP






Featuring Sr. Carol Davis, OP, Sr. Nancy Garson, OP, and Sr. Aimee Ryan, OP, with guest voices Sr. Carol Gaeke, OP, Congregational candidate Terri Schell, and Mark Butler, OPA, as well as archival audio from Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP.

Lignum Habet Spem: Dominican Sisters of Catherine De Ricci

Today’s show takes us back to the 1870’s, where we meet a woman who might have become the consummate New York “It” girl… but the music she heard from her window sent her on a different path.  Meet Lucy Eaton Smith, the foundress of the Dominican Sisters of St.

EPISODE 3: A New Foundation – St. Mary of the Springs

Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Sr. Susan Leslie, OP


Featuring Sr. Barbara Kane, OP, and Sr. Susan Leslie, OP, with guest voices from Alice Black, OPA, Mark Butler, OPA, Michelle Ganz, Ben Jolliffe, and Sr. Madeline O’Neill, OP.

A New Foundation, St. Mary of the Springs

Just eight years after the founding of the Dominican Sisters in Kentucky, the Congregation founded a new mission in the frontier of Ohio. The Dominican Sisters of St.



Construction of Sansbury Hall at Ohio Dominican University, founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1911.

Sisters Germaine Conroy, Susan Leslie, Manuela Crisologo-Gonzalez, and Mary Ann Connolly in ministry in Peru.


Signadou – A Sign from God: The Kentucky Dominicans

Sr. Charlene Moser, OP

Sr. Barbara Rapp, OP


Featuring Sr. Charlene Moser, OP, and Sr. Barbara Rapp, OP, with guest voices from Mark Butler, OPA, and Donna Medley, OPA.



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Episode 2: Signadou, A Sign from God: The Kentucky Dominicans

On a frosty February 28, 1822, Father Samuel Thomas Wilson, a priest in the frontier parish of St. Rose Church, rose to the pulpit to preach what was undoubtedly one of the most fruitful sermons of his life. With his friend fr.

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The St. Catharine Motherhouse before and after the 1904 fire.


EPISODE 1: Introduction, and a little “Nun-speak”

Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP

Sr. Ana Gonzalez, OP



Featuring Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP, and Sr. Ana Gonzalez, OP



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Introduction, and a little “Nun-speak”

As the Dominican Sisters of Peace celebrate 200 years of Dominican Women Religious in the United States, we want to share our stories with you. But first – an introduction to who we are, and an explanation of some phrases that you will hear in the episodes to come. Sr.

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