Community News

Posted on 09/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   A few months ago, Sr. Jennifer Schaaf, OP, an Assistant Chaplain at the Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University, was all set to attend an Alternative Spring Break Trip to Guatemala. Simultaneously, as she was preparing for this trip, the COVID-19 pandemic...
Posted on 09/14/2020
 The Daughters of Wisdom at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, CT unveiled their conservation easement sign. This designated the conserved land for all who come to the center. More information and some of the presentations are here: www.daughtersofwisdom.org/news-remembrances/2020/9/14/its-official-conservation-land-...
Posted on 09/14/2020
The news was devestating for Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville Dolores Christi Gartanutti.  On Monday, August 31, her house burned to the ground when she left to bring Holy Communion to her 90+ year-old friend. An hour later, her home was destroyed and her dog Danny Boy passed away in the explosion.   But rising from...
Posted on 09/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   To say the last five months have been challenging for Sr. Kathleen Sullivan, OP, would be an understatement. As Chancellor for External Affairs for Dominican College, Sr. Kathleen has worked endlessly with fellow administrators to develop reopening plans for the school, in...
Posted on 09/11/2020
The Franciscan Peace Center has produced an exciting new video project which will be released this month to celebrate the International Day of Peace (Sept 21) and Campaign Nonviolence (Sept 19-27). Individuals from each state across the country were recruited and asked to record themselves walking and talking about a wish for peace in their...
Posted on 09/03/2020
“Holding onto Hope” will take place online the weekend of Oct. 2-3, 2020, provided by the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Maple Mount, Ky., which is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. As Christians, we are called to be people of hope. But how do we do this amid the gloom and doom that often pervades...
Posted on 08/26/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager When Sr. Jeanine Conlon, OP, said goodbye to the students of St. Charles School on Staten Island on March 13th, she only thought it would be for a few weeks. Never did she think, the next time she would see her students would be the following September. “You didn’t believe such a thing...
Posted on 08/26/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Throughout her ministry at St. Pius V Parish & School in Rhode Island, Sr. Shirley Jeffcott, OP, has impacted many lives. Whether she was teaching in the school or answering phones in the parish office, Sr. Shirley has always done “whatever needs to be done” to support the St. Pius V...
Posted on 08/24/2020
Seven notable musicians will travel to Frankfort, Illinois, on September 2, 2020, to perform a live, private concert at St. Francis Woods for Sister M. Anna Clare Meyer's 105th birthday. That week, Sister is also celebrating her 85th anniversary of serving as a Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart. Trombonist Robert Graham...
Posted on 08/24/2020
Are you interested in religious life? Want to discover your passion and hear the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity share about serving others while in mission? MSBT Sisters invite single women, age 18+ that are discerning religious life to join them in a virtual discernment retreat. Perfect for those considering religious life,...
Posted on 08/21/2020
Please help me spread the word! I would like you Zoom with the Springfield Dominicans Friday, September 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Central Time Zone).  We will be discussing our vowed life, community life, prayer life and our mission and ministry; a panel of sisters will be doing these short presentation; there will be time for small...
Posted on 08/18/2020
Congregation Spotlight: Saying Goodbye to St. Luke's School By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   In early July, the St. Luke's School community received devastating news.   The Archdiocese of New York announced on July 9th the closing of 20 Catholic schools due to the financial impact of COVID-19, and St....
Posted on 08/13/2020
August 3-5, 2020, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville gathered in Chapter, which is our meeting held every six years to plan for the future and respond to the needs of our community and world. Tragic events from March to August led us to shift our agenda to respond to them. Our mission statement proclaims in part: “Our mission…cutting across...
Posted on 08/11/2020
Sisters Come from Varied Backgrounds in Education, Healthcare and Advocacy Work for Impoverished, Deaf Ministry in the United States and Peru LOUISVILLE, KY (August 5, 2020) – Five Ursuline Sisters of Louisville committed themselves to guiding the 162-year-old congregation of Sisters and Associate members that today minister with communities...
Posted on 08/10/2020
Ministry During a Pandemic: Sr. Barbara Duffy, OP By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   “Learn to generously share what you have with those who ask for help, and don’t close your heart to the one who comes to borrow from you.” -Matthew 5:42   Over the past few months, many of us have used...
Posted on 08/10/2020
Congregation Spotlight: Cathy McCann, Associate By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Cathy McCann has been quite busy over the past few months. At the beginning of the COVID outbreak, she came out of retirement to assist the New Jersey VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) in handling the initial pandemic...
Posted on 08/10/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager, Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, NY Since March, it has felt as if life has been on pause, and only recently, that the world is beginning to get back to a “new normal.” For Sr. Monica Paul Fraser, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, and a Pastoral Associate at...
Posted on 07/27/2020
Germany, July 25: At the just concluded Regional Council, a new Council team for the German Region of Ancillae Secular Institute has been elected. Aniela Lichy is the newly elected Regional Directress and Sieglinde Werner, Valsamma Varghese, Sabine Baumann and Maria Kraushaar has been elected as the councilors. The Ancillae Secular...
Posted on 07/24/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching implications continue to unfold globally and in our communites, the Ancillae more than ever is compelled to make their “Apostolate of Presence’ relevant to the needs and needy of these troubled times. While Ancillae communities are at the service of the people in many and various ways, Marykutty...
Posted on 07/06/2020
Incarnate Word Foundation is pleased to sponsor billboards across the St. Louis, Missouri area which host a message from the St. Louis Catholic Sisters. Calling for racial justice and requesting prayer to end hatred and violence, the Congregations affirming this message are:   Sisters of Mercy  Sisters of the Most Precious...
Posted on 07/01/2020
The Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province are pleased to announce the transition of their  Leadership Team 2020-2025. Sister Maureen Welch, OSU – Provincial; Sister Brenda Buckley, OSU – Councilor; and Sister Patricia Schifini, OSU – Councilor. The new team took office July 1, 2020. Please join us in praying for them and...
Posted on 06/18/2020
St. Cletus Peace and Justice Ministry (St. Charles, MO) has initiated a quarterly newsletter THE CHANNEL to highlight our efforts to promote Catholic social justice and peace.  In the Peace Prayer of St. Francis we sing “Make me a channel of Your peace…”. We hope this newsletter will be a “channel” to you to join us in our...
Posted on 06/16/2020
Sr. Emily Sandoval, FMI professes First Vows on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2PM in Dayton, OH.  The Dayton Marianist Sisters and a few Marianist Brothers who shared her novitiate experience will be present, but hundreds of her family friends and the Marianist Family, religious and lay will particiapte in the Mass via livestream.  Sr....
Posted on 06/15/2020
The Sisters were engaged in the news media coverage of the racism demomstrations around the country and wanted to show some sign of involvement. Yet they were very aware of COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 the communitty of the Sisters of St. Mary decided to gather in the driveway and over onto the front lawn of the...
Posted on 06/09/2020
At 9:35 a.m. on a sunny Minneapolis morning, Bao Phi is on his way to drop his daughter off at daycare. Knowing that they are running late, Bao rolls through a stop sign without waiting the designated 3 seconds, and is stopped by a police officer who approaches the car with his hand already on his pistol. Bao describes the horror of seeing a...

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