Community News

Sr. Mary Flood Honored as Woman of Distinction

Published 06/17/2021
Congratulations to Sr. Mary Flood of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York! In late April, Sr. Mary was honored as a Woman of Distinction for the 97th Assembly District, which includes Orangetown and Ramapo. The Women of Distinction honorees were nominated by community members, then selected by Assemblyman Mike Lawler, and...

There's Room at the Inn: S. Margaret Smyth

Published 06/08/2021
On May 1, Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville Margaret Smyth, OP, presented No Room for Them in the Inn as part of an ongoing online series for The Year of St. Joseph sponsored by the Vicars of Religious of the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre in New York. S. Margaret -- the Founder of the Northfork Spanish Apostolate...

A Sister's Story ~ Sr. Josephine Brennan, PBVM

Published 05/27/2021
Here is the video posted to our social medias.  Facebook:   Youtube:  Instagram:  Twitter:     

2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K Recap

Published 05/27/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   The 2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K looked much different from past events but was undoubtedly just as memorable. From May 8th until May 16th, runners and walkers throughout the country participated in the Nun Run/Walk from their hometowns. Mary Margaret Schroeder was the overall...

Latina women artists

Event date: May 23 through July 17
An exhibit featuring the works of three Latina women artists opened on May 22 at the Marie Louise Trichet Art Galery at Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT.  

Leviticus Fund will announce launch of Legacy Fund, introduce founding members

Event date: 5/20/21
LEVITICUS FUND WILL ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF LEGACY FUND, INTRODUCE FOUNDING MEMBERS Thursday, May 20 at approximately 10:15 a.m. - During Virtual Annual Meeting of Members FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Media is invited to attend and cover TARRYTOWN, NY (5/17/21) — 38 years ago this month, in May 1983, 27 religious congregations pooled $360,...

Ministry to Transgender Persons: A Pastoral Response

Event date: Friday, May 21st, 2021
The third and final zoom session on transgender ministry for women and men religious will be on Friday, May 21st from 1:00-2:30 pm EST.  The presenter will be Deacon Ray Dever from the Diocese of St. Petersbury, FL.  Deacon Ray has an adult transgender daughter and is a frequent speaker and writer on matters of faith in the LGBTQ+...

Reaching In & Reaching Out: Our Call to Ecological Relationship (Zoom)

Event date: May 22, 2021
In today's world of isolation, we feel a call in our hearts to create connections of love and hope. Join us as we deepen our relationship with the Creator and all of creation in a day of discovery, play, reflection and inspiration. This three-hour program will include online prayer, discussion, and offline reflecting including interacting with...

How Do We Find God in the Everyday?

Published 05/13/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   In a world full of endless distractions such as addicting technology, social media, constant sensational news, it is sometimes difficult to find God in the everyday. These distractions often take up valuable time, leading to wasted days while the world goes on around us. In a...

How Awareness Motivates Sr. Ceil Lavan

Published 05/13/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Sr. Ceil Lavan, OP, is one of the fiercest advocates that you will ever meet. In her ministry as Justice Promoter for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, you can almost always find her on the frontlines of the congregation’s advocacy efforts. In a recent episode...

Dominican Sister Eileen Connor Earns Award from St. John's University

Published 05/09/2021
Sister Eileen Connor has been selected for the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from St. John's University with the Collins College of Professional Studies. She has been an adjunct professor there for 14 years in the Humanities Department teaching Philosophy Core and Ethics courses. This...

The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking

Event date: May 22, 2021, 1pm - 3pm CDT, Free Admission, on Zoom
  The True Cost:  Stories of Human Trafficking, written production by Jenny Magnus performed by Still Point Theartre Collective, a Chicago non=profit, gives voice to the forgotten ones:  the people sho are forced into sexual servitude; the chilcren who are exploited for slave labor; the adults who are lured into domestic...

A New Well: Clean Water for the Sol Naciente Community

Published 05/04/2021
After years of hard work, the community of Sol Naciente and the Village of Once, El Salvador, has a new well and clean running water pumped into the homes of 38 families.  What began as a mission trip of Molloy College and Dominican College to help the village of Amityville Dominican Sister Flor Buruca, blossomed into a beautiful...

Livestream Sara Thomsen Concert is May 12

Event date: Wednesday, May 12
Please join the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, for a Livestream Sara Thomsen Concert of Celebration and Gratitude Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Streaming live on

Ursuline Sisters of Toledo, Ohio Leadership Team's Statement on Racism

Published 04/28/2021
Ursuline Sisters of Toledo, Ohio Leadership Team’s Statement on Racism The Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart Leadership Team stand together to confront the destructive effects of racism on our communities and our country. The guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd marks the end of another chapter of unjust...

FSPA answers call at the border: April 25-May 9

Published 04/28/2021
In the spirit of the FSPA provocative movement to build bridges of relationships that stretch us to be people of encounter who stand with all suffering in our Earth Community, and educating ourselves on the intersection of climate crisis, racism, and migration, the FSPA Encuentro@TheBorder group has commissioned a team to respond to an...

A Sister's Story

Published 04/23/2021
A mother, grandmother, great grandmother and Presentation Sister. Watch this video to hear Sr. Stella’s story and learn how she became a Presentation Sister. Here are the links: Youtube link:  Facebook link: Twitter link: ...

Movie Exposes Racial Injustice

Published 04/23/2021
The Sisters of St. Francis Franciscan Peace Center will show the movie Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem via Zoom on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. The 30-minute film will be followed by a group discussion. America’s Misdemeanor Problem exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of...

Sister Francis Piscatella Turns 108 Years Old

Published 04/20/2021
S. Francis Piscatella is turning 108 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  When Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville Francis Piscatella entered the order in 1931, it was a different time!  Due to a perceived disability- as a child her arm had been amputated -she was declined admittance by four Religious communtities.  When she...

FSPA acts for the Fight for $15

Published 04/17/2021
In appreciation of our valued partners in mission  on staff and in support of the the actions of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), the Seventh Generation for Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment and Raise the Wage Act of 2021, we have partnered with Wipfli consultants to begin a...

Audit a class this summer@CTU

Published 04/13/2021
Online Learning for Connected Ministry Now more than ever, we need to come together for study and reflection to create meaningful faith-based and pastoral responses to changing global and ecclesial needs.     We invite you to take or audit courses or enjoy a workshop with CTU’s renowned faculty, visiting professors, and...

Reframing Retirement for Mission with CTU

Event date: June 7 - June 25
Catholic Theological Union's Reframing Retirement for Mission assists the participants in making the transition from active ministry to retirement, with a special focus on recognizing and living the retirement years as a fruitful period of life with possibilities for personal growth as well as new opportunities for engaging in ministry....

Linger Over Breakfast: Dismantling Discrimination-Panel Discussion

Event date: May 1, 2021
Sisters of Selma: Panel Discussion, the March to Dismantle Racism Continues 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. via livestream Racial discrimination is a part of our history and our original sin in the United States. It is the root cause of immigration issues as well as other "isms." The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet commit to addressing fully...

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,...