The Center for Dominican Studies, in partnership with the Foundation for Sacred Arts and the Art Department of ODU, is proud to present Picturing the Rosary, an exhibition of twenty paintings of the mysteries of the rosary by Philadelphia artist Antony Visco. The works feature the mysteries of the rosary through the events of Christ’s life, death and resurrection, inviting us to enter these central mysteries through a contemplative experience. The spirituality of the Dominican Order has had particular devotion to contemplating the mysteries of Christ’s life as a source of preaching. Watch the Center for Dominican Studies web site for weekly conversations related to Picturing the Rosary as A Contemplative Experience.
Fr John Boll, OP, campus Chaplin and Director of Campus Ministry led the participants in a challenging discussion on the topic of community building throught a democratic process of collecting the wisdome of the community. A lively discussion took place that engaged representatives from various departments and divisions of the university.
Fr. David Caron is a Dominican Friar of the Southern Province of St. Martin de Porres. Father Caron holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Liturgy from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, a Master of Divinity degree from St. John’s Seminary in Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He served as faculty member at Aquinas Institute, the Dominican Graduate School of Theology and St. Louis University’s Theology Department.
Patricia Siemen is a Dominican sister from Adrian, Michigan, and a civil attorney. She currently serves as the director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, a collaborative initiative cosponsored by Barry and St. Thomas universities.
John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A Jesuit priest, lecturer, organizer and retreat leader, and author of 25 books, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Sr. Helen Prejean is a Sister of St. Joseph, Medaille, Louisiana. Her book entitled Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States was on the New York Times Best Seller list for 31 weeks. In 1996, the book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen and Sean Penn as a death row inmate.