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San Jose Community Center Opens

The day has finally arrived!  The San Jose Community Learning Center is finally open.  Join us for an Open House event on September 7, 2013 at 69-455 Pierce Street, Oasis, California.  Congratulations to Sr. Gabi Williams and all who helped to support this endeavor!

SJ Learning Center Open House Agenda


Rest In Peace Sr. Charlotte



With hearts full of gratitude for her life of dedication and service, we commend our Sr. Charlotte Engelhart to the Lord.  Fr. Tony Daniels, OMI, will celebrate a Requiem Mass for Sr. Charlotte on Monday, August 19th, at 11 am at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 15 Mullins Road, Malvern East (Johannesburg, South Africa).


Sr. Alison Speaks in Nairobi, Kenya

Sr Alison Munro spoke at the regional seminar of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church held in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2012.  The seminar examined different aspects of the apostolic exhortation Africae Munus which was promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI in Benin, West Africa in November 2011. Various speakers and respondents examined the themes of JUSTICE, PEACE and RECONCILIATION, which are the challenges facing the Church in Africa.  Sr. Alison reflected on the violence against women and children which contributes to the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Click Here to read Sr. Alison's Paper


St. Catherine's Principal Receives High Honor


The Dominican Sisters of Oakford congratulate Vanessa Janse van Rensburg, principal of St. Catherine's School in Empangeni, South Africa, for receiving the Business Acheivers Award for her region in Zululand.  Rensburg, who took over for Elisabeth Johanson in January 2011, says she has experienced as much personal growth as she has for the school since she took on the role.  Read more about her in the article below.

 Article on Vanessa Janse van Rensburg


Catholic Voice Highlights Sr. Dominic's Work

Sr. Dominic Bonnici, who works at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walnut Creek, California, prepares people to enter the Church through RCIA.  Read the story about one of her latest participants, Wendy Jara (pictured right), in the Catholic Voice Article below: