Sisters on the Road
The Office of Admissions is pleased to have the Dominican Sisters out on the road, both to serve as speakers and to spread the word about Aquinas College to prospective students. Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P. delivers her popular Masculinity & Femininity: Difference and Gift theology of the body talk at parishes and schools around the country. Please check our social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter) for updates from the road. See below for a list of Sister’s appearances, and check back soon as dates will be added regularly.
In the summer of 2013, the sisters crisscrossed the country delivering these talks and promoting Aquinas College at homeschool conferences. For pictures from their travels, please visit the Sisters on the Road news story.
Masculinity & Femininity: Difference and Gift
- Tuesday, November 5: St. Jude Church in Mastic Beach, NY
- Wednesday, November 6: St. Aidan’s in Williston Park, NY
- Thursday, November 7: St. Anthony’s Catholic High School in South Huntington, NY
- Friday, November 8: Our Holy Redeemer Parish in Freeport, NY
- Wednesday, November 13: Christ the King in Tulsa, OK
- Thursday, November 14: Mount St. Mary’s High School in Oklahoma City, OK
- Sunday, November 17: St. Anthony of Padua in the Woodlands, TX
- Monday, November 18: Holy Family Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, TX
- Tuesday, November 19: Bl. Pope John Paul II High School in Corpus Christi, TX
- Wednesday, November 20: Holy Family Catholic Church in Victoria, TX
- Thursday, November 21: St. Anthony Mary Claret in San Antonio, TX
- Saturday, November 23: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, TX
- Sunday, November 24: Stand up for Life Dinner in Philadelphia
- Sunday, December 1: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indiatlantic, FL
- Monday, December 2: St. Augustine Church
- Tuesday, December 3: St. Joseph’s Academy
- Wednesday, December 4: Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, FL
- Thursday, December 5: John Paul II Catholic High School in Tallahassee, FL
- Saturday, December 7: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in San Antonio, FL
- Sunday, December 8: Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL
- Sunday, December 9: Christ the King in Tampa, FL
- Wednesday, December 11: St. Ignatius of Antioch in Tarpon Springs, FL
- Thursday, December 12: St. John Vianney Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach, FL
- Friday, December 13: St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Southwest Ranches, FL
- Saturday, December 14: Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Temple Terrace, FL
- Sunday, December 15: Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, FL
- Monday, December 16: Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, FL
- September 12-14: Sister Jane Dominic will be representing Aquinas College at the USCCB’s “Intellectual Tasks for the New Evangelization Conference” in Washington, D.C.
- November 24: Stand Up for Life Dinner in Philadelphia (keynote address by Sister Jane Dominic)
Pictures from the Road
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Alabama
Mobile and Daphne, Alabama
St. Bede’s in Montgomery, Alabama
St. Thomas the Apostle in Long Beach, Mississippi
New Iberia, Louisiana
Covington and New Orleans
Peachtree City, Georgia
Atlanta (Cathedral of Christ the King)
Atlanta (Georgia Tech)
Wake Forest, NC
Smithtown, New York
Mastic, New York
Williston Park and South Huntington, New York
Rochester, New York
Magnificat Day of Faith, Philadelphia
Stand up for Life Dinner, Philadelphia
Oklahoma and Texas
About “Masculinity & Femininity: Difference and Gift”
Media and popular culture promote gender confusion. As Catholics, we know that God created us male and female for a reason: our bodies, psyches, and biochemistry differ because our vocations differ. Only by rediscovering our identity as either male or female can we discover the gift of our lives and the genuine happiness that comes from living according to either the masculine or the feminine mode of loving.
About Sister Jane Dominic
Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P., is a member of the Saint Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy, and is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. Sister has been active in her community’s teaching apostolate for over fifteen years and assists with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation. In addition to contributing articles to several Catholic journals and magazines, including L’Osservatore Romano, Sister has also appeared on EWTN, served as Spiritual Promoter for the Third Order Dominicans, and presented on topics related to theology, religious life, and marriage and family, speaking at various conferences, as well as to parenting groups, university students, religious women, priests, and seminarians. Among her audiences have been students of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the North American College, Loyola Chicago, Vanderbilt University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, St. Mary’s College, and the University of Notre Dame.
Watch an excerpt from Sister’s series “The Rich Gift of Love,” a forthcoming DVD set from Newman Connection.
Comments from attendees of previous related lectures given by Sister Jane Dominic to the Catholic Medical Association…
“What a fresh and uniquely helpful way of learning Theology of the Body…and to think I struggled with so much more laborious lectures on this topic. To have learned this vital message of our Faith from Sister Jane Dominic was a true privilege.”
—Wes Ely, M.D.
“Sister Jane Dominic’s presentation on the Theology of the Body highlights human dignity in a new light. Her talk is engrossing, thoroughly entertaining, and pertinent to all of us no matter what stage of our lives we are in.”
—Daniel Koehler, Third Year Vanderbilt Medical Student
“Attending the talk on the theology of the body was an eye opener on how little we (physicians) know about this topic and how important it is for our religious and professional life. Sister Jane Dominic has been a true master leading our brains and souls through images and concepts, which testify the true nature of our body.”
—Alessandro Morandi, M.D.
“Sister Jane Dominic is an extraordinarily refreshing deep thinker with the ability to communicate basics truths about who we really are with a hopeful view of life and love and the happiness we were created to share. She weaves her feminine intuition, spiritual wisdom, theology, science, research, anthropology, history, art and touching real life stories to convey a powerful message. Her presentation penetrates the psyche and provokes us all to reexamine how we engage with, convey genuine care and guidance to our patients. Her talk on the theology of the body is like listening to an invigorating live classical symphony performance that moves one from tears and laughter to deep inner reflection. You will hope the concert will never end and after you leave the refrain remains in your head.”
—Bill Bellet, Ph.D.