Upcoming Events

To register for a program, call the Center at (614) 416-1910, email martindeporres@oppeace.org, or click on the link in the event description.

April 10, 2014


Art Reception: "The Faces of Transcarpathia"

Photographs by Andrew J. Tonn

Join us to celebrate the opening of this new exhibit, which includes photographs taken in the Ukranian region of Transcarpathia, with a presentation by the artist at 7:00pm.

More information on the exhibit can be obtained from our Art Exhibits page on this website or by calling the Center at (614) 416-1910.

May 18, 2014


Rooted in Love: The Life and Death of Sister Dorothy Stang 

Presented by Sr. Nancy Murray, OP

At the request of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Sister Nancy Murray, an Adrian Dominican and a trained actress (and sister of Bill Murray), wrote a play about the life and martyrdom of their Sister Dorothy Stang as a tribute for the fifth anniversary of Sister Dorothy’s death. Sr. Dorothy spent nearly 40 years standing up for peasant farmers and land issues in Brazil. She was killed on Feb. 12, 2005 when two hired gunmen shot her six times as she read from the Beatitudes. A book about her life is aptly titled Martyr of the Amazon and she is included in the Vatican’s Book of Martyrs. This two-act play covers her family life and her life in Brazil.

View/print a PDF of the program flyer for further information.

The suggested donation to attend is $10.00. Please register by May 15.

June 7, 2014



High Tea Fundraiser: "Better in Hot Water: Tea and Literature"

Presented by Dr. Ann Hall

Last spring’s first ever High Tea fundraiser for the Martin de Porres Center left our guests clamoring for more. This year we invited Dr. Ann Hall, a member of the Center’s Advisory Council, to develop a tea-time topic in the area of her expertise— literature. As Henry James writes in Portrait of a Lady, “Under certain circumstances, there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." But many moments in literature and drama especially emphasize the tempests that occur around the teapot! This presentation will look at both calm and chaotic sips memorialized in literature in order to inspire us to think about our own moments of calm, chaos, and community. The substantial High Tea menu will once again include some of our own Chef Andy’s culinary creations.

View/print a PDF of the program flyer for further information.

$35.00 pre-paid registration may be accomplished in person, via mail (print out a registration form), or online by credit card.

Ongoing Programs

Second Wednesdays - Turning Leaves and Tea Leaves (book club), 2:00-3:30 pm, This monthly book club is facilitated by Marialein Anzenberger, OP, and Colleen Gallagher, OP. Join us for lively conversation with others who share your love of reading!

Third Mondays - Thomas Merton Study Group, 6:00-8:00 pm, Vespers in Motherhouse chapel are followed by discussion of Merton readings, led by Merton scholar David Belcastro, PhD.

Every Tuesday - Blue Heron Sangha, 7:15-9:00 pm, A mindfulness community in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. For information, contact Sandy at scoen@columbus.rr.com.

Adult Literacy Program – One-on-one adult literacy tutoring is available at no cost at the Martin de Porres Center, in partnership with the Dominican Learning Center. For information, please call 614.444.7330.


Also at the Martin de Porres Center

Wellstreams Workshops – Sponsored by the Spirituality Network. Other enrichment opportunities for spiritual directors and those in the helping professions are listed at http://www.spiritualitynetwork.org/events.html. To register, call 614.228.8867.