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Sisters of Saint Dominic Launch Hearts Afire Podcast

Published 04/07/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   In late March, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, launched the Hearts Afire Podcast. In this show, discussions about Faith, Advocacy, Ministry, Community, and Reflection will occur in thirty minutes or less. Each season of the Hearts Afire Podcast will feature ten...

Stepping into Spring: An Embodied Spirituality Podcast

Published 04/06/2021
As we enter into spring, we (in the Northern hemisphere) experience more hours of light than darkness. What wisdom does Earth beckon us to receive during this moment? We’re exploring this via our seven-episode podcast, Stepping into Spring: an Embodied Spirituality Podcast. Beginning on the Spring Equinox (March 20,...

Clinton Franciscans To Host Nonviolence Advocate, Eli McCarthy

Event date: 04/09/21 at 1:00 PM CST
The Franciscan Peace Center is proud to host an online conversation with nonviolence advocate, author, and educator, Eli McCarthy, Ph.D. on Friday, April 9 at 1:00 PM CST McCarthy is a co-founder of the DC Peace Team -  an organization that works to prevent conflicts from turning violent primarily through the use of unarmed civilian...

Ministry to Transgender Persons: A Pastoral Response

Event date: Friday April 23rd, 2021 and Friday May 21st 2021
Sister Luisa Derouen, OP, was the presenter for the first session in March.  You may register for sessions #2 and #3 at this link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trans-ministry-2-and-3-for-religious-tickets-148367921447 Friday April 23rd, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern,  Soctty Pignatella: Presenter Soctty began his transition in the...

Register for the 2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K!

Event date: 05/15/2021
Please join the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York at the 2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K race starting on Saturday, May 15, 2021.   What does it mean for the 2021 Nun Run/Walk 5K to be virtual? Well, online registration is the same as always, but instead of gathering together on Saturday, May 15th in Blauvelt, you run or...

Curious ? Come and See Virtual Gathering For Single Catholic Women

Event date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Curious about religious life? 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 “Come and See” online experience. This virtual gathering will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. CDT. You will learn more about our creative,...

2021 Hearts Afire Virtual Gala Announcement

Event date: 06/03/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, will be hosting the 2021 Hearts Afire Virtual Gala on June 3, 2021, at 7 PM. On that night, friends, family, and generous patrons of the congregation will be able to attend the Gala from anywhere, and registration is free!...

Do No Harm: Sex Work and Anti-Human Trafficking

Event date: March 30, 2021 at 2 pm (EDT), Toronto
Do No Harm: Sex Work and Anti-Human Trafficking, March 30 at 2 pm EDT Part 2 of the Six-Part Webinar Series called Do No Harm: A Fresh Perspective on Anti-Human Trafficking Work A weekly six-part webinar series beginning Tuesday, March 23 until April 30 Anti-Human Trafficking work is particularly harmful to sex workers,...

Exploring Care of Creation

Event date: April 14, 2021
Are you looking for constructive, nuanced conversation about the big issues of our day? Join Catholic Sisters and other panelists for a year-long monthly discussion series Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate. Each month, we’ll focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration...

Sisters of Saint Dominic Celebrate Catholic Sisters Week 2021

Published 03/18/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager As Catholic Sisters Week 2021 comes to an end, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, are once again reminded of the impact of Women Religious on society, as well as their accomplishments and influence worldwide. This year's Catholic Sisters Week was unique compared to most year...

Ministry to Transgender Persons: A Pastoral Response

Event date: March 26, 2021
The LGBT ministry of the Diocese of Lexington, KY, and Fortunate Families is sponsoring three zoom sessions for women and men religious (including religious order priests).The first of these will be Friday, March 26th, from 1:00-2:30 pm eastern. All sessions are at the same time.  Sister Luisa Deouen, who has been ministering among the...

Paying it Forward

Published 03/17/2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus recently delivered homemade cookies to first responders in Hamden, CT—where their Provincial house is located— in gratitude for their tireless service and dedication to the community. The cookies were delivered on March 10 in conjunction with the Apostles’ annual Day of Giving...

Run with a Mission – At Nazareth or Virtually

Event date: June 5-13, 2021
Nazareth 5K June 5-13, 2021 Run with a Mission – At Nazareth or Virtually Run and walk at Nazareth or in the location of your choosing as you join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for the 2021 virtual 5K. When you register, you will receive the official Nazareth 5K shirt plus a special gift from the Sisters. Run any day between...

Linger Over Breakfast: Care for Creation--Spirituality and Responsible Investment

Event date: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9 a.m. via ZOOM
Care for Creation: Spirituality and Responsible Investment, via Zoom with Barbara Jennings, CSJ Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, calls for a “broad cultural revolution” to confront our environmental crisis. Join us as we see where are today, and what we still need to do to care and protect our common home. Together, how can we focus...

PRAYER SERVICE REMEMBERS SISTER DOROTHY STANG, SNDdeN

Published 03/11/2021
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur held a virtual prayer service February 12 to close out the 15th Anniversary Year of the assassination of Sister Dorothy Stang by wealthy landowners in the Brazilian Amazon. The prayer service included the participation of two Sisters who worked alongside Sister Dorothy: Sister...

Register Today: VIRTUAL 2021 Human Trafficking Conference

Event date: March 8th & 9th, 2021
The National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC) invites you to its VIRTUAL 2021 Shine the Light Human Trafficking Conference: Root Causes and Intersections on Human Trafficking.  The conference, which is free of charge, will be held over two afternoons, March 8 (12noon to 3:00 pm EST), and March 9 (12noon to 1:30 pm...

More than 2,000 Hearts Delivered to Amityville Dominican Motherhouse

Published 03/01/2021
Joan Regan, the recreational coordinator for the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, wasn't sure what kind of response she would get when she invited people to send in Valentine's Day hearts to decorate the halls of the Motherhouse. Little did she know that she would receive more than 2,000 hearts to brighten the days of the sisters in...

U.S. Prison System Through Eyes of Christian Mercy and Ethics.

Published 02/26/2021
Kathryn Getek-Soltis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Villanova University and former Catholic chaplain at Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston, explores the U.S. prison system through the eyes of Christian mercy and ethics. Her workshop, Christian Mercy and our American Prison System, is offered virtually from 7:00 to 8:30...

Support Tolentine Zeiser Pre-K Students

Event date: 03/01/2021
The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt are collecting children’s masks and cleaning supplies to benefit the Tolentine Zeiser Pre-K students in the Bronx, NY. Donations can be dropped off between March 1st – 12th at the Suso Entrance of the Blauvelt Motherhouse or at the Tolentine Zeiser Pre-K entrance. If you have any questions or...

How Do We Open Our Hearts To The World?

Event date: 03/09/21
Join the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt and Dominican Sisters of Sparkill for a Catholic Sisters Week live conversation about how we can open our hearts to the world, find common ground with others, as well as how Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti can help us build a culture of peace and dialogue as one human family. Moderated by Sr....

Living Through COVID with Faith and Hope

Event date: 03/04/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Throughout the pandemic, several of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, have often been asked, “How has faith shaped your response to the challenges of living with COVID-19?” This question is the inspiration behind our upcoming Catholic Sisters Week Virtual Discussion:...

Catholic Sisters to Launch Yearlong Social Justice Conversation Series

Event date: March 10 at 3pm central, and second Wednesdays through March 9, 2022
Catholic Sisters from 24 congregations in four states this March will launch a yearlong, live-streamed conversation series on the leading social justice issues of our time. Each episode is free and open to the public. Titled “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate,” each month this series will focus on a...

World Day of Consecrated Life

Published 02/11/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   On Sunday, February 7th, Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, York, reflected on her vocation, ministry, and World Day of Consecrated Life, at the Mass in Celebration of Consecrated Life for Religious in Rockland County at St. Francis of Assisi in West...

The Language of Images

Published 02/11/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   When traveling to the Sisters of Saint Dominic Motherhouse in Blauvelt, most people pass the Prayerful Art Center at El Shaddai without even realizing it. El Shaddai, which recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2019, has been a retreat and prayer center for many of the...

Hesburgh Renewal Program

Published 02/09/2021
Seeking a spiritual renewal? February 22 – April 1 Mondays-Thursdays, 9-10:30 am CST The Hesburgh Renewal Program is a new six-week online program beginning in late February that fosters personal, professional and spiritual renewal through daily, 90-minute lectures featuring renowned CTU faculty and guest speakers. All are welcome,...

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