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I am Sister Pat Farrell, OP, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael. We are known as the Order of Preachers, and the Dominican charism of Preaching is very real in my life. The words of St. Paul resonate within me: “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16) The quote on the header of OPreach is from the Dominican Saint Catherine of Siena. "Preach as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world." I live at St. Luke Convent - a House of Hospitality - in River Forest, Illinois with another sister. I enjoy walking, hiking, and photography. The Chicago area has some great places for all of that!

Sangha Celebrates Launch of Prajnatara Paula’s Book

On April 25, 2022, the members of Sophia Zen Sangha welcomed guests to the launch of Prajnatara Paula’s book, Turning and Being Turned: A Zen Circle of Practice Realization. This celebration was held at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, Wisconsin. Below are some pictures from the celebration.

Turning and Being Turned: A Zen Circle of Practice Realization

Books will be available for a 25% discount

Meet the author, Prajnatara Paula Hirschboeck
Monday, April 25, 2022, 3-6 PM
Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 Co Hwy M, Middleton, WI 53562
Garden Room and Patio
Refreshments served. 


3:00 – Welcome
3:15 – Conversation with Prajnatara Paula
5:00 – Social time and book signing
5:45 – Closing meditation and dedication

Registration opens March 15 and closes April 15.

To learn more or order go to our Publications Page.