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Season Two of the Hearts Afire Podcast

Published 09/15/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   In March 2021, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, launched the Hearts Afire Podcast. The Hearts Afire Podcast featured ten bi-weekly episodes live-streamed on YouTube, then distributed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Audible in its first season. The most-...

Synodality Conference This Saturday

Published 09/14/2021
You are invited to a One-Day International Encounter, hosted by Bon Secours Young Adults.  Our goals for this event are simple: 1. to provide you a space to learn more about a very important topic for Catholics today, Synodality, which we see as a critical path forward for the future. 2. to give you an opportunity to get...

Join the conversation about Food Security

Event date: October 13, 2021
Food security means having physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at all times to meet dietary needs for a productive and healthy life. How does food insecurity lead to migration? What is the impact of climate change on food production and access? How is food security stratified across racial lines?  ...

The Fight Against Hunger

Published 09/09/2021
September marks Hunger Action Month, a time to raise awareness regarding the heartbreaking statistics that 42 million in the United States, including over 13 million children, are currently facing hunger.    This alarming number is one of the many reasons that the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, NY, and the team at Harmony...

Retreat Day with Sr. Julie, PBVM in Downtown L.A.

Published 09/07/2021
Retreat Day with Sr. Julie, PBVM. “We were so amazed and humbled to see the heart, love and faith the staff at the mission have for the work that they do and the service they provide. We were so blessed to be a part of it for the day.” -Principal Sandra Alamo-Ng, Saint Joseph School, Upland. Youtube: ...

Exploring Economic Justice

Event date: September 8, 2021
What does economic justice mean to a woman in the workforce? To an immigrant without health care? To a mother with many mouths to feed? For many in our society, the avenues of opportunity are limited by the status quo between the haves and the have-nots. Join our conversation on September 8 at 3 p.m. Central as host Charish Badzinski joins a...

Sisters of Notre Dame Global Update

Event date: September 12, 2021
Sisters of Notre Dame Global Update & Reception Please join us for an update on the Sisters of Notre Dame around the world. We welcome three congregational leaders to California. They will share the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame as it is today in 17 countries. Honored Guests Sr. Kristin Battles, Superior General Sr...

Franciscan Sister Appointed to General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops

Published 08/11/2021
Cardinal Mario Grech has appointed Sr. Marie Kolbe Zamora, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, to serve as an official for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. Zamora’s appointment commences at the Vatican on Sept. 1, 2021.  Zamora will work with Cardinal Grech (General Secretary for the Synod of Bishops),...

Join the legacy and mission of a Saint: Sisters of Providence to host Come and See Retreat

Event date: October 1-October 3
Where is God calling you? Come and See life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. All single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Oct. 1-3. During the free, in-person weekend retreat, you can learn about the life and mission of Congregation foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. You...

Deeptime Leadership and Religious Communities

Event date: August 18th, 7:00 PM ET (US)
Deeptime Leadership and Religious Communities  (Info Session) August 18th, 7:00 PM ET (US)   This is an information session about the upcoming nine-month Deeptime Leadership & Personal Empowerment Program that starts Sept. 22nd.  Join us for a discussion of the power of Deeptime visionary leadership and its...

Sr. Fidelma's Journey to the USA

Published 08/06/2021
We have a new video on one of our sisters and her journey to the USA. Please watch, like, post, share etc. Thank you so much for the support, we greatly appreciate it! Youtube Link: Facebook: Instagram:

Sr. Bridget Mary Troy on Faith During Sickness

Published 08/05/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Faith is something that has been tested frequently throughout the pandemic. Whether it was a diagnosis of COVID-19 or dealing with economic issues, one’s faith and relationship with God were often questioned over the past 18 months. In the most recent episode of the Hearts Afire...

Society of the Sacred Heart, United States – Canada Province, announced a new provincial team

Published 08/05/2021
The Society of the Sacred Heart, United States – Canada Province, announced a new provincial and provincial team. With the unanimous consent of the Society of the Sacred Heart General Council, Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ, was named the new provincial for a mandate of three years, commencing on August 1, 2021. After receiving input from Religious of...

Sisters host conversation about eliminating gun violence

Event date: August 11, 2021
Gun violence has become a global human rights and public health issue that threatens the basic right to life. Gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, women and other marginalized groups in society. Armed violence and climate change are two of the root causes forcing millions of migrants and refugees to flee their homes and...

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary- Eastern America Elect New Leadership Team

Published 08/02/2021
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary – Eastern American Area have elected a new area leader and councilors. Sister Rosamond Blanchet, RSHM was installed as the new area leader at the close of the area’s convocation on July 31, 2021. Sister Rosamond served previously in various capacities: school principal, formation director, and...

Associate Eileen Foti Publishes New Book

Published 07/29/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Eileen Foti is a woman of many talents. She is a brilliant artist, illustrator, photographer, as well as a wife, mother, grandmother, and Associate for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York. She is a highly decorated author. Eileen, who frequently volunteers at the...

S. Ruth Lautt Helps Bring COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up

Published 07/26/2021
Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville, Ruth Lautt, OP, initiated and coordinated to bring a New York City Health & Hospitals Mobile Vaccine Site to the parish of St. Fidelis in College Point, NY. People from St Fidelis Parish and beyond came all day both days-- July 10th and 11th -- to get their shots. The St. Fidelis Parish family was...

Sisters of the Redeemer Elect New Leadership Team

Published 07/23/2021
The Sisters of the Redeemer, American Province, concluded their Province Chapter on July 10. The theme for the 11th Province Chapter was “Drawn by Redeeming Love to a Future Full of Hope.” Inspired by the General Resolutions of 2019 shared with their international Congregation of Sisters in Germany and Tanzania, Province Chapter focused on...

Sr. Dorothy Hall on the Importance of Ministry

Published 07/22/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   To say Sr. Dorothy Hall, OP’s ministry last year was challenging would be an understatement. For Sr. Dorothy, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, her ministry as a Pastoral Associate at St. Charles Borromeo Resurrection and All Saints Church in Harlem is essential....

OPSCC Justice Committee Event with Robin D'Angelo

Event date: 08/15/2021
The OPSCC Justice Committee will be holding a Zoom Session with Robin D'Angelo on August 15th from 2 pm - 3:30 pm. To learn more and RSVP contact Sr. Ceil Lavan at 

Deeptime Leadership Program Starts Sept. 22 (Nine Month Program)

Event date: Starts Sept. 22 -- Nine Month Program
History is governed                by those overarching movements that give shape and meaning to life by relating the human venture    to the larger destinies of the Universe. — Thomas Berry, The Great Work Announcing: Deeptime Leadership & Personal...

Sr. Cely Byrnes Retires From Siena House

Published 07/14/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   After 20 years of ministry at Siena House, Sr. Cely Byrnes, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, retired as Director of Operations. Sr. Cely shared, “I’ve been planning retirement for three years, and finally, three months ago, I decided that this was the moment (to...

Conversation about Ending Human Trafficking

Event date: July 14
How can we help those we cannot see? How does one empower those who are in chains? Human trafficking, as far-reaching and insidious as a global pandemic, knows no boundaries—whether by online home invasions or physical coercions dressed as dreams. Join us for our next episode of “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration...

A Sister's Story tory ~ Sr. Marie Glennon, PBVM

Published 06/30/2021
 Pleas watch our newest video on Sr. Marie! She shares her story on how she became a Presentation Sister and what ministries she felt called to. Click this link to see the video!  Video also  can be found on our social media sites  Facebook:

S. Alex Honored by Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School

Published 06/24/2021
In May, Sister Alexandria was honored by Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School in East Elmhurst, Queens, for her work on the school's Board of Directors for the past seven years. This award is “the highest honor bestowed by McClancy high school for character, leadership, achievement and service.” The school published a short biography of S....