Sr. Peggy Ryan, OP ’79 Launches New Ministry


Sr. Peggy Ryan, OP ’79, along with fellow Dominican sister, Sr. Kathy Long, have launched a ministry through the Pope Francis Center in Waukegan, Ill. The new center seeks to give students and young adults a cross-cultural immersion experience and opportunity to engage in service and explores issues of social justice.

In early Nov. 2015, thirteen current Dominican University students and one staff member traveled with University Ministry for a Fall Retreat at the center. The group spent time in service at the Fr. Gary Graf Center, accompanying individuals learning English or studying for the U.S. Citizenship exam. They lived together in community, cooked their own meals, spent time in prayer and reflection and examined their call to create a more just and humane world.