St. Louis, MO – Sister Joye Gros, OP, presently of St. Louis, Mo., is celebrating a significant anniversary this year. The year 2017 marks Sister Joye’s 50 year of consecrated life.
Sister Joye, a native of Memphis, Tenn., began her mission as a teacher at the St. Rose School in Springfield, Ky. She moved on to Louisville and then taught in a number of Chicago-area schools in subsequent years. She also served as a religious educator and a grief counselor.
She began her work in vocations in 1980 at St. Michael Parish in Orland Park, Ill. “I have always enjoyed ministries that deal with adult formation and spirituality,” she says.
Sister Joye is able to take advantage of this love of vocation in her current role as the co-director of the Collaborative Dominican Novitiates (CDN) in St. Louis. The CDN is a joint effort by the women in the Dominican Order in the USA to women in the early stages of their entry into religious life an experience of the larger Dominican Family.
“This sacred ministry allows me to accompany younger women in the discernment of the call to religious life – and the opportunity to companion them on their journey inspires and renews my own vocation,” Sister Joye concludes.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace currently have two Sisters in the CDN.
For more information contact Dee Holleran at DHolleran@oppeace.org
About the Dominican Sisters of Peace
The Dominican Sisters of Peace, members of the pontifical Order of Preachers, are vowed Catholic women who strive to live a life of peace-making. The Dominican Sisters of Peace are present in 22 states and two countries. The sisters serve God’s people in many ways, including education, health care, spirituality, pastoral care, prison ministry, the arts, and care of creation. There are 487 sisters and over 500 lay associates affiliated with the congregation.