Dominican Sisters of Peace Launch Year-Long 200th Anniversary Celebration at Third General Chapter

As part of the Dominican Sisters of Peace Third General Chapter, held April 19-25 in Columbus, OH, the Congregation presented a national webcast to launch a 12-month celebration of the 200th anniversary on April 19, 2022.

The ceremony opened with a congratulatory video message from the Master of the Dominican Order, Father Gerard Timoner, III, OP, and the reading of an inspiring letter from Sr. Margaret Mayce, OP, International Coordinator of the Dominican Sisters International.

In a beautiful and symbolic ceremony, a procession of former members of the St. Catharine Leadership Team carried the 200th-anniversary banner to the podium as nine senior members of the Congregation, representing the original nine Dominican Sisters, carried jonquils to the podium. The streamer bearer following represented the growth of Dominican foundations across the nation. The jonquils, symbolic of the beauty of spirit and resiliency of our fore-mothers, were passed to nine of the newest Dominican Sisters of Peace, representing the current Dominican congregations in the United States.

The celebration of the 200th-anniversary launch closed with the Assembly joyously singing the 200th-anniversary song, Garden of Peace.

To view a recording of this event, please click here.

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