"DYA has given me the opportunity to continue to strengthen my dedication to the four Dominican pillars while spending meaningful time with other young adults in a faith-filled setting."
I am a founding member and co-chair of the Caldwell, New Jersey DYA chapter Flames of Hope. Our group was formed about seven years ago and continues to grow and thrive with the support of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell. Our chapter participates in service projects to support local organizations such as St. John’s Soup Kitchen, praying the Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and sessions led by the Caldwell sisters, such as guided meditation. One of my favorite things about our DYA chapter is that we spend quality time with the sisters. It is such a blessing to have them in our lives and our DYA chapter is so grateful for their continued support and encouraging presence at our meetings.
Being a graduate of Mount Saint Dominic Academy and Caldwell University, both Dominican schools sponsored by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, and having attended both the high school and college preaching conferences, the Dominican charism is very much a part of my daily life. DYA has given me the opportunity to continue to strengthen my dedication to the four Dominican pillars while spending meaningful time with other young adults in a faith-filled setting. I am continually inspired by our chapter members and how they are doing God’s work in their lives. DYA has also helped me continue to exemplify an important principle taught to me during my time at the preaching conferences: preach through your actions; use words only when necessary.
Caldwell University '14