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Posted on 02/20/2020
Join us this winter for programs at St. Scholastica Monastery-Chicago, IL! -The Art of Pausing: Reclaiming the Sense of Balance in our Lives A lecture by Judith Valente Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3-:00-4:30 p.m. -Taize Lenten Service Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:30-9:00 p.m. -Young Women and the Word Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7 - 9 p....
Posted on 02/18/2020
Maryknoll, NY: The Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform “Music for the World,” a concert benefitting the Maryknoll Sisters mission work with the poor around the world, on Sunday March 1st, 2020 at 3:00p.m. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, NY. All proceeds raised from the ticket price-$30.00 per...
Posted on 02/10/2020
   St. Luke's parish in Whitestone, NY, is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.  At a special mass on February 2, the parish thanked the Dominan Sisters of Amityville who served at the school and parish.        "A treasured part of these 150 years is the presence and ministry of the Dominican...
Posted on 02/07/2020
Together is a collaborative for theological education, formation, and community cosponsored by the Religious Formation Conference (RFC) and Catholic Theological Union (CTU). The program offers a cohort-based, residential theology program for religious sisters and brothers in temporary vows and for newly perpetually professed religious who...
Posted on 02/04/2020
On Friday, November 15, 2019, Sister Carol Curtis made her final profession of vows to become an Ursuline Sister of Louisville during Mass in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel. Sister Carol had previously been a nun with the Discalced Carmelites in Louisville. She lived a cloistered life for 25 years, along with her fellow nuns behind the walls...
Posted on 02/03/2020
Women Religious who have experienced any type of sexual abuse or trauma, are invited to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a weekend retreat that focuses on healing and empowerment. This retreat is an opportunity for women religious to come together and share their experience with sexual abuse in a safe, restorative and anonymous environment. In...
Posted on 02/02/2020
Our Amityville Dominican Sisters in Puerto Rico celebrated their JUBILEES with a a renewal of vows, lively music and a special Liturgy on January 25, 2020. We congratulate and pray for these wonderful Sisters who have been living their calling for many years including Sisters Adelin Roda Rodriguez, 35 years, Marie Isabel Gonzalez, 60 years, and...
Posted on 02/02/2020
The Prioress of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville -- Sister Peggy McVetty -- returned from Puerto Rico on January 26th telling of the damage from the Earthquake that hit there on January 11th, 2020.  While she was there on various business, she visited the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in southern...
Posted on 01/31/2020
Our Lady of Grace Center- 29 Shelter Rock Road- Manhasset, NY  11030              516-627-9255  or  olgretreat.com to register. Join us for our women's retreat this Lent  : "The Women Jesus Loved".   Explore the unique relationship Jesus shared with the women of the Gospels and its...
Posted on 01/29/2020
Fond du Lac, WI – On March 5, 2020, the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) will host the 16th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast, celebrating and honoring women leaders whose work and life choices have positively influenced both local and global communities. This year, CSA welcomes Ms. Katie Gordon as a speaker and facilitator....
Posted on 01/29/2020
Fond du Lac, WI – The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) was honored to receive the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award during Marian University's 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Prayer Breakfast on January 20. The Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award recognizes a person or group who has given of themselves to honor...
Posted on 01/28/2020
We can find no escape from the world we’ve built… In Transformation in Times of Uncertainty, Saturday, March 28, 8:30am - 3:00pm, at Dominican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we will look at how our time and place in history bring us face to face with profound societal impasse. Sister Nancy Sylvester, IHM suggests that...
Posted on 01/28/2020
Would you like to find out more about Dominican life and vocation? If you are a single Catholic woman, at least 20 years of age, a Come-and-See Weekend is an opportunity to explore the Dominican Charism — a life built on: PRAYER • STUDY • SERVICE • COMMUNITY. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking...
Posted on 01/28/2020
Join the internationally renowned faculty of Catholic Theological Union for an experience in the Holy Lands of the Bible unlike any other. THIS RETREAT EXPERIENCE, June 25, 2020-July 06, 2020, is for those who wish to reflect on the Scriptures while viewing the biblical landscape. With the guidance of Fr. Leslie Hoppe, OFM and Sr....
Posted on 01/28/2020
Women are not alone in their efforts to build a more just society and church… A feminist… is a person who is committed to the humanity, dignity, and equality of all persons, to such an extent that she or he is willing to work for changes both in relationship patterns and in institutional structures to achieve this goal. ~ Barbara Reid, OP...
Posted on 01/28/2020
A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. Year Two of the Spiritual Director Practicum at Domnican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan... ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay...
Posted on 01/28/2020
Are you called to be a Spiritual Director? Spiritual direction is the art of contemplative listening carried out in a one-to-one trusting relationship or within a group of your peers. It is when one guide journeys with another person or group, listening to life stories with an ear for the movement of the Holy Spirit and offering prayerful...
Posted on 01/28/2020
The Guided Directed Retreats Practicum is for experienced spiritual directors who feel a call to journey with directees in a silent retreat setting. We will explore the dynamics of daily prayer on retreat; understand the unique rhythm and movement of silent retreats; use the insights of Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and David Benner to...
Posted on 01/27/2020
  Fire of Desire Mini-Retreat In a contemplative setting, you are invited to ponder and discuss The Fire of Your Desire as we explore the questions: Who am I? Who am I becoming? How am I called to love and serve? Included: Prayer, Presentations, Sharing on the Culture of Call, especially The Call to Religious Life.
Posted on 01/24/2020
In December, staff from Molloy College brought two volumes of reproductions of the St. John's Bible to Amityville Dominican Motherhouse, Queen of the Rosary in Amityville, NY. The St. John's Bible is the first-handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible to be produced in 500 years!  In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University in...
Posted on 01/24/2020
In January, more than two dozen staff members from Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY came to the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY,  to learn more about how they are connected to the Dominican Spirit. Molloy College was founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville in 1955. That day, the staff...
Posted on 01/17/2020
Cincinnati, OH (January 17, 2020) — On February 12, 2005, Sister of Notre Dame Dorothy Stang was shot and killed by hired gunmen as she walked along a dirt road in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.  Her death had been arranged by influential Brazilian landowners who wanted to stop her work on behalf of farming families in the region. ...
Posted on 01/14/2020
Four Sisters of Providence began a five-year term of leadership and service for Mother Joseph Province on Jan. 1, 2020: Sister Barbara Schamber, provincial leader, and Sisters Jacqueline Fernandes, Karen Hawkins and Margarita Hernandez as provincial councilors. In addition, two laypeople have been appointed to serve on the Leadership Team:...
Posted on 01/14/2020
While working at a medical clinic in Memphis, Tenn., 10 years ago, Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph (Ky.) Jacinta Powers explained why she enjoyed serving the poor. “Where God wants you is where passion and need intersect,” she said. “I’m always happy serving the poor.” Sister Jacinta is taking that opportunity again. On Jan. 10,...
Posted on 12/19/2019
What role can religious and spiritual leaders play in this time of multiple planetary crises? The solutions we have counted on in the past are no longer enough to address our world’s extremes – e.g., increasing climate chaos, the devastation of the Earth’s capacity to sustain life, extreme polarizations, and increasing despair and numbers of...

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