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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...
Posted on 10/29/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Last week, the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration (OPSCC) announced the formation of a new Fratelli Tutti study group, open to sisters, associates, and friends of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York. The Fratelli Tutti study group will allow participants to virtually...
Posted on 10/29/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, Associate Program is an extraordinary one that brings together many wonderful women and men of faith bonded together by the Dominican mission. For Ellen Nash, the Blauvelt Dominican Associate Program has empowered her “to be a leader and...
Posted on 10/23/2020
In March, S. Barbara Schwarz found herself hospitalized from Covid-19.  Even today, she continues to heal from the virus' effects on her. She, therefore, finds it delightful that, although she has been busy with "the ministry of healing", the Holy Spirit has made her look very busy as of late with various projects coming to light....
Posted on 10/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Since its founding, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, have followed in the footsteps of Mother Mary Ann Sammon to respond to the signs of the times, understand the causes of injustice, and create systemic change through advocacy. Some of the most passionate...
Posted on 10/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   On October 13th, the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration (OPSCC) Justice Committee was recognized at the First Friends of New Jersey & New York 2020 Beacon of Hope Awards Virtual Gala. First Friends, an organization that advocates for the humane treatment of immigrant...
Posted on 10/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager For Eileen Foti, an Associate of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, 2020 has been a year of pause and prayer. Like many others, Eileen has had to significantly shift her daily responsibilities and activities to deal with the COVID-19 fallout. Besides not being able to...
Posted on 10/19/2020
Sister Teresa Huong Thi Nguyen professed final vows as a Sister of Providence in a liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, Tukwila, Wash. Due to pandemic health and safety requirements, Sister Huong’s ceremony was limited in size and attendees were masked and socially distant. The customary reception was postponed...
Posted on 10/19/2020
The Society of the Holy Child Jesus recently began its 175th anniversary year, which runs October 2020 to October 2021. When Cornelia Connelly established the Society in 1846 England was a land of bitter divisions, hunger and disease. Cholera wiped out thousands of people and in Ireland a blight had almost destroyed the potato crop, causing...
Posted on 10/19/2020
Catholic Religious women have continuously displayed courage in the face of difficulties posed by the global health pandemic – Covid-19. Having been tremendously affected themselves, they seek creative ways of caring for those entrusted to their care in different apostolate. It is important to bear in mind that healers need healing too...
Posted on 10/15/2020
  “As we prepare ourselves to vote in November, we’re called to form our consciences and participate for the common good. Just as we as FSPA are engaged in studying and understanding the issues -- economic  justice, migration, racism and care for our common home, to name a few -- we encourage all Catholics, everyone, to do the same...
Posted on 10/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager On Saturday, October 10th, Sr. Bridget Mary Troy, OP, was among a group of Women Religious recognized at the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt’s Jubilee Celebration. During the Liturgy, Sr. Bridget Mary reflected on what 60 years of Religious Life has meant to her. “It is said that...
Posted on 10/14/2020
Join us on Zoom for Coffee with the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity! We will be discussing prayer and discernment.  Are you discerning religious life? Connect with our Vocation Office for more support and learn about MSBT.
Posted on 10/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   “The eyes of God in the time of COVID”   Peggy Roach, an Associate of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, has described the past seven months as “life-changing.”   After being “verbally diagnosed” with COVID-19 in the pandemic's early days, Peggy...
Posted on 10/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Last Saturday, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt gathered together at the Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary to host a socially distant Jubilee Celebration. Though not as crowded as most celebrations, and even with face masks and distance between attendees, the day was full of great joy...
Posted on 10/13/2020
    This year, Sister Cornelia Sclafani, an artist, is celebrating 80 years as a Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville.       The last piece of art that S. Cornelia created was the face of Christ entitled, "Jesus."  It was not painted in oils or water colors, it was sketched on simple white paper with a...
Posted on 10/13/2020
The July 2020 Religious Sisters Webinar organized by The Leaders Guild (TLG) in partnership with Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK), and titled: Prophetic Role of Religious Sisters in Leadership Amidst Multiple Challenges Posed by Covid-19, was well attended by two hundred and ninety-six (296) participants across the globe, precisely...
Posted on 10/08/2020
Toronto, ON/October 7, 2020/For Immediate Release -- On October 7, 1851, four Sisters of St. Joseph came to Toronto from Philadelphia to care for children, left as orphans as a result of an epidemic of typhus.  The leader of the Sisters, Mother Delphine, forged a path in caring for the sick, the orphans, the homeless, the destitute...
Posted on 09/29/2020
Madonna Bhavan, a community of Ancillae Secular Institute members in Trivandrum hosted a 3-day pre-marriage course at the premises of Ancillae’s Vocational training cum residential area at Kochupally. The course was conducted for the youth belonging to Pulluvila Forane of Trivandrum Archdiocese.   It is a mandatory custom among the...
Posted on 09/28/2020
Curious about Ursuline charism? Want to discover the joy of being loved by God? The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph invite single Catholic women ages 18-40 to a “Zoom and See” experience. This virtual gathering will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7. Join us online from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. CST to learn more about our creative, contemplative...

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