As we celebrate the saints who have gone before us during this chilly (yes, even in Kentucky) fall season, I have taken some time to reflect on recent opportunities I have had to delve deeper into my Dominican heritage.
On November 4 we Sinsinawa Dominicans celebrate Founder’s Day, the birthday of our founder, Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. Samuel left home at an early age and devoted his life to bringing the Good News of God’s love and mercy to everyone he met, particularly the Native Americans and immigrants. My study group recently spent some time sharing our insights on the life of Fr. Samuel.
Another opportunity came to me this year as Sister Geri and I spent a week volunteering at the McGreal Center in Chicago. This center is a place dedicating to telling the story of American Dominicans - sisters, nuns, brothers and priests. Helping out there always reminds me of the great 800 year heritage of preaching and teaching begun by St. Dominic but also challenges to me think about our Dominican mission now and into the future.
What shape will Dominican life take in years to come? It’s hard to know but believing that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide us is all we need! What will your life look like in the future?
Georgia Acker, OP
Bowling Green, KY