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Gina Ciliberto

Gina Ciliberto
Gina Ciliberto is the Digital Journalist for the Dominican Sisters of Hope. Learning about the sisters and sharing their stories continues to deepen Gina's conviction that the rich fabric of Catholicism is binding.
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9/21/17 5:18 PM

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It feels like an International Day of Peace has never been more welcome. There's no shortage of bad news, devastation, and natural disasters in our world. And, while we have been fervently praying all along, we're taking this opportunity to direct our energy and prayers toward global peace. The truth is: we're yearning for...

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7/21/17 10:17 AM

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“Stop thinking about yourself and just observe. Allow yourself to feel at peace. Pay attention to your breathing. Start noticing things. Reflect on them.”

 

These instructions seem less like a prayer and more like a mantra. Yet, these are the keys to connecting with nature, at least according to master beekeeper and gardener...

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7/3/17 7:11 PM

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This Fourth of July, it's no secret that our nation and our world are fragmented. Yet, as we face a multitude of issues ranging from environmental harm to travel bans, July 4th is a time to also reflect on truth, nobility, justice, loveliness, purity, and excellence. After all, those elements do exist; they even stand as...

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4/13/17 3:26 PM

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One of the Dominican Sisters with whom Sister Mary Alice stayed 

 

When Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Alice Hannan, OP heard about a congregation of Dominican Sisters who devoted their lives to serving the homeless, she knew she wanted to meet them. There was just one caveat: the group was located in France, and they adhered...

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3/1/17 11:22 AM

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Ask some Dominican Sisters of Hope what they’re giving up for Lent, and you might be surprised at their answers. Lent is traditionally a time of fasting, almsgiving, and penance; but it’s easy to lose the true meaning of these when we focus our attention on display or grandiose gestures.

 

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1/23/17 10:30 AM

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By this time in January, resolutions are already beginning to feel daunting. It's a relief, then, to not believe in resolutions but to instead embrace the notion that life is an ongoing work in progress. When we understand wellness as a lifestyle rather than a bulleted list of items to complete, we allow ourselves to see the...

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The stories and thoughts we share here are to help bring wholeness, life, and joy to all areas of your life. Here, you’ll find everything from Gospel reflections to advice on how to better serve others, pray more deeply, make time for yourself, and care for our beautiful Earth. These are ideas for service, mindfulness, and spirituality that we love, and that we hope will help nourish you every day.


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