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Futuring Leadership Team

Mission

The Futuring Leadership Team is a core group of the Dominican Sisters Conference which fosters and coordinates communication, collaboration, and visioning for the future of our shared Dominican mission, especially among the sisters under seventy, in order to reimagine and rekindle the quality and witness of vowed Dominican life and the Holy Preaching now and into the future.

Values

FLT Updates

  • Dear Sisters and Associates of the DSC, 

    On November 12 the DSC Cohort under 70 were invited to an inspirational workshop with Ann  Garrido, PhD, associate professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute. Approximately 79 attended  the event that was simultaneously interpreted in Spanish. Ann presented “word clouds” that  depicted the words that most often appear in the mission statements and websites of the 19  congregations that belong to the DSC. In breakout sessions the cohort explored our Dominican  DNA and identified shared values that will lead us into the future. The entire presentation was  recorded and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syAXaIJPtIo.    

    Members of the Futuring Leadership Team were invited to give an abbreviated form of the  presentation given to DSC leadership at the annual gathering in October to the Dominican Communicators and are available upon request to share the same presentation with member  congregations upon request. If you are interested in setting this up for your congregation, please  contact mosesdo@msjdominicans.org. The Dominican communicators generously offered their  support and services to the team and the cohort and expressed a desire to share the good news of  these futuring efforts with the public. 

    Toward this end the Google Site “Dominican Explorations” is under development with ten  cohort members contributing as managing editors. Access will be made public, and the link will  be sent out by the Dominican Communicators in mid-December. The site features the latest  news about the futuring efforts of the DSC, the unfolding work of the cohort affinity groups as  they meet to discuss various current topics of interest, and a timeline of DSC events that are  unfolding at an ever-increasing pace. Excitement, enthusiasm, and high hopes abound as we  reflect realistically and share ideas and energy for a more just and peaceful world. 

    A diverse and talented group answered the call to serve on the steering committee for the July  27-30 in person gathering at Ohio Dominican University. Sisters Veronica Esparza Ramirez (MSJ), Mary Vuong (Peace), Christina Atienza (San Rafael, and Christin Tomy (Sinsinawa) will  meet with the Futuring Leadership Team and event facilitator Sr. Sherryl White, CSJ on  December 8 to begin planning. Preparatory meetings for the cohort will take place on January  24, 2023, and May 24, 2023 (4:30pm Pacific; 6:30 pm Central and 7:30pm Eastern). 

    Blessed Thanksgiving! 

    Sisters Donna Moses (Mission San Jose), Kathleen Tait (Springfield), Lorraine Reaume  (Adrian), Mai-dung Nguyen (Peace), and Pat Magee (Hope)

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