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Posted on 01/22/2021
by Gloria Switzer, Dominican Associate of Grand Rapids, January 19, 2021 Today, Friday, January 22, 2021, the International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force and becomes International Law. This day will be “the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons” according to ICAN, The ...
Posted on 01/22/2021
How inspired and inspiring were the messages of unity coming from the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. this week! Did you know that the 59th Inaugural National Prayer Service on Thursday featured two vowed women religious? Sr. Carol Keehan helped get the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama Administration; and Sr....
Posted on 01/22/2021
Living Room Conversations are a simple way to connect and get to the heart of what we share in common with one another. These guided conversations, led by a host from the Franciscan Peace Center and conducted online using Zoom, have powerful, positive impacts across society – including a sense of respect, understanding, and even friendship...
Posted on 01/22/2021
Nun Run 2021: To Heaven on Foot "You get to heaven on foot"- St. Julie Billiart, Our Spiritual Mother How many steps does it take to get to heaven? We don't know but it is 6,344.43 miles from California to Rome! This year our annual Nun Run takes the form of a vrtual walk/run. Participants log their miles during the week of January 30-...
Posted on 01/22/2021
The Pauline Biblical Year 2020--2021 The Biblical Year of the Pauline Family with the theme “That the Word of the Lord may speed on,” was launched by the Pauline Family, Goa along with the Diocesan Centre for Biblical Apostolate on November 26. The inaugural Mass by Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao was televised on CCRTV on 26 November...
Posted on 01/21/2021
Join artists, advocates, survivors, and service providers from across the nation on January 27th @ 6:30pm EST for a live national simulcast on how YOU can engage in the work of anti-human trafficking. Hear a special message from 2020 Billboard Music Award winners FOR KING & COUNTRY, songwriter Michael O'Brien, Jason Roy of...
Posted on 01/21/2021
The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking happens Monday, February 8th.   We will hold a special Mass at 11:00 Eastern time.   This special Mass will be available to watch via livestream at www.poorhandmaids.org/live 
Posted on 01/14/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager     After 25 remarkable years ministering at Saint Luke School, Sr. Grace Augustine Canevari, OP, recently began a new ministry at St. Frances de Chantal School in the Bronx.   “Going to a new ministry after Saint Luke was going to be different, but I find my new...
Posted on 01/14/2021
By Sr. Arlene Flaherty, OP   Because of the clandestine nature of the global network that facilitates modern-day slavery, accurate numbers of those enslaved today are impossible to certify. However, reputable groups such as the International Labor Organization, and the United Nations agree, that there are at least 25 million men,...
Posted on 01/13/2021
We, the Sisters of the Holy Names, U.S.-Ontario Province, are appalled by the violence that took place in our nation’s capital on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. We join with our Sisters, priests, bishops, the World Council of Churches and all people of good will across the United States to echo the words of the Leadership Council of Women...
Posted on 01/07/2021
The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement in response to the unfolding events January 6 at the U.S. Capitol Building. Like other Americans around the country, we are horrified by the events at the Capitol, iconic home of our nation’s representative government. As soon as this insurrection is quelled,...
Posted on 12/22/2020
Redemption and Hope, an event surrounding faith and justice, will spark a conversation between you, Sister Helen Prejean CSJ, renowned author of Dead Man Walking, and Renaldo Hudson, a policy advocate, community leader, and former death row inmate. The Well Spirituality Center and the Illinois Prison Project are delighted to present this...
Posted on 12/17/2020
The Sisters of St. Francis Franciscan Peace Center in Clinton, Iowa, and the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery are co-sponsoring Iowa’s Freedom Summit in recognition of Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. A live webinar will be held Tuesday, January 12, 11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m. CST. Join the movement to make Iowa...
Posted on 12/17/2020
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia have long offered one-on-one spiritual direction, with the sisters and staff of Manna House of Prayer also offering directed retreats on a variety of topics. However, the threat of Covid 19 has made most in-person meetings impossible or impractical. The sisters at Manna House quickly assessed the...
Posted on 12/15/2020
The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity will be hosting an online discernment retreat, January 29th and 30th for single women, ages 18+ that are considering religious life. Join MSBT sisters in prayer, reflection and hear MSBT sistres share their stories on mission. 
Posted on 12/11/2020
Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat has closed due to covid, but we now offer online retreats and free online community outreach events. The Prairie Retreat theme for 2021 is “Living Lightly on Earth.” We will embrace and explore how we can care for Earth and take action to change the climate crisis we are in. Pope Francis continues to call us to...
Posted on 12/03/2020
From the streets of New York City to service trips to El Salvador, Edward Cramsie thanks Sister Diane Capuano, an Amityville Dominican, in a reflection written for the most recent issue of the Dominican Youth Movement Newsletter.  Here is the reflection.   Before I even attended a single class at Molloy College, the first...
Posted on 12/02/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   As we enter the Christmas season, it is essential to keep in mind those who are less fortunate and struggling due to the pandemic's devastating economic fallout. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of COVID-19 has been the rising number of people now at risk for hunger. In...
Posted on 11/24/2020
The Adrian Dominican Sisters invite you and your family to virtual celebrations of Advent, Christmas, and New Year’s, live streamed to your home from Weber Retreat and Conference Center and St. Catherine Chapel in Adrian. Morning Advent Prayer is celebrated around the Advent wreath from the Weber Center at 9:00 a.m. EST on Mondays, November...
Posted on 11/18/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager From movie theaters to restaurants to education, the pandemic has dramatically changed many industries. For several Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, they have had to drastically pivot their ministries and adapt to new health regulations from COVID-19. In particular, Sr. Elizabeth (...
Posted on 11/18/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Recently, Preaching with Their Lives: Dominicans on Mission in the United States after 1850, the second book detailing the history of Dominicans in the United States was published. Readers of Preaching with Their Lives: Dominicans on Mission in the United States after 1850 will...
Posted on 11/18/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   While many people would describe the months passed since March as challenging, Cathy Trapp, an Associate of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, viewed this time as an “awakening.” For Cathy, a mother and grandmother, these past eight months have helped her focus on...
Posted on 11/11/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Several Associates of the Sisters of Saint of Dominic of Blauvelt joined the Sparkill Dominican Associates to participate in the Pajama Project to provide warm pairs of pajamas and books to children in need in the Hudson Valley, ages ranging from newborn to 12 years old. The Pajama Project,...
Posted on 11/06/2020
Throughout the election season, the School Sisters of Notre Dame Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Department invites you to enter our virtual, silent Prayer Room for Peace. All are welcome! May peace prevail.
Posted on 11/04/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   To say Sr. Noreen Walsh’s ministry keeps her busy would be an understatement.   As Health Care Coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, Sr. Noreen's responsibilities involve “working closely with sisters on a one to one basis.”   Sr. Noreen...

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