Fostering one’s sense of self, relationship with others, with God, and with all creation is the nature of our transformative programming at Dominican Center at Marywood.

This integrative perspective of the world around us urges a deepening of Being. Being you. Being present. Being with others. Being with God. This synergistic view of the world is referred to by some as being in right relationship. People of diverse faiths and beliefs are inspired to stand in right relationship with others. It is a sacred worldview that recognizes the fruitfulness of life. It also calls upon the richness of the gifts around us as a way to encounter darkness and suffering.

Dominican Center at Marywood offers opportunities to engage with others who are called to make sense of themselves and their presence in our complex lives and world. We strive to design experiences that inspire personal growth, an ever-expanding sense of self from inside out and from outside in.

Let’s explore our worldviews together and look through lenses that differ from our own.

From Home Homelands to Strange Lands is a program coming up on Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Dominican Center.

Disease, disaster, economic crisis, danger… the reasons people migrate aren’t so different today than they were at other times in history. Beyond such extremes of suffering, familial connections are global, as are economies.

What does that have to do with why people flee home countries? That’s exactly what Joan Williams, OP, and others on an interfaith pilgrimage to Honduras in March 2019 set out to explore.

Sister Joan will share knowledge learned during the recent pilgrimage and from nearly 20 years living and ministering in Honduras. She will help shed light on some of the root causes of migration today.

Guided by Sister Joan, we will look through her eyes to meet the people of Honduras. She will share, first-hand, what impacts their day-to-day lives in neighborhoods, villages, and places of work. She will give us a greater sense of how policies and practices in Honduras and in our own country have and continue to influence the Honduran reality of today. Her sharing is based on her own experience of 19 years of living and ministering in San Pedro Sula, Honduras; reflection on her return to the United States; and her experiences on the reverse caravan pilgrimage to explore the “Root Causes of Migration”.

Register now for this study and contemplative program about right relationship and migration.