Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Be of Service – and Seek Justice – Wherever You Are

Two and a half months after they were commissioned at Orientation, the 2014-2015 Dominican Volunteers are fully immersed in their year of service. With time in ministry and living in community comes occasions of challenge and occasions of blessing. Living the Dominican motto “Laudare, Benedicare, Praedicare” (To Praise, To Bless, To Preach), this year’s volunteers are praising and praying together, blessing those with whom they serve, and preaching through their words and their lives.

The 2014-15 Dominican Volunteers at their Commissioning Ceremony

In addition to preaching through their ministries, one way in which the volunteers will preach this year is through sharing stories on this blog – stories of great challenges caused by injustices accompanied by great reasons for hope. Throughout the year, current volunteers as well as Dominican Volunteer alumni will share with us the injustices they encounter in their ministries, the hope they find in the face of such injustices, and how we can “preach” with them through educating ourselves and taking action.

"Praedicare," the main Dominican Motto, means "To Preach"

You can learn more about the 2014-2015 Dominican Volunteers on the DVUSA homepage or on our Facebook page: Dominican Volunteers USA.

If you are interested in applying to be a future Dominican Volunteer or if you are an alum who would like to submit a blog post, please email info@dvusa.org.

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