More often than not, people tend to focus on the challenges of diversity. In fact, we often hear and read about the burdens of diversity. This workshop offers perspectives that view diversity as something that we ought to DESIRE. It offers frameworks and perspectives for living, serving, ministering, and leading fearlessly, lovingly, and joyfully with and within differences.
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By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager
From Thursday, February 23rd to Sunday, February 26th, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, participated in their Chapter of Life and Mission.
Sisters, Associates, and guests gathered at Saint Dominic Convent in Blauvelt to partake in this significant milestone.
This particular Chapter of Life and Mission was significant to the congregation as its theme focused on “Passion for the Possible.”
Join the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt and the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill for a Catholic Sisters Week Live Discussion about Religious Life on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:00 AM EST. This #CatholicSistersWeek Discussion will be streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
To set a reminder to watch the Catholic Sisters Week 2023 Discussion on YouTube, go to YouTube then search for "Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York" to find our YouTube channel. Click "Subscribe" then select the "Reminder On" button for the Live Discussion upcoming event.
As part of their mission to care for Earth, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in the Pittsburgh area are taking significant steps to improve ecological sustainability efforts. These initiatives range from planting trees and other flora to enhance water retention and promote pollination to pursuing certification as a wildlife habitat.
DATE: Feb. 14, 2023
CONTACT: Christine Commerce, Communications Director, Christine@SistersAgainstTrafficking.org
USCSAHT Encourages Students to Educate Teens on Human Trafficking in Video Contest
United States -- Students around the United States will have a chance to display their talent, earn cash prizes and educate other youth about human trafficking in a video contest, “What Would You Do?”
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will host an Open House on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus, located in Bardstown, where the Sisters have resided since 1822.
During the visit, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Holy Grounds of Nazareth and learn about the history of the Congregation. Start by touring the beautiful and historic St. Vincent de Paul Church, admiring its architecture and peaceful atmosphere.
Dining to Donate with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
at Jaspers Restaurant
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Jasper’s will once again, donate twenty percent of all lunch & dinner sales to benefit the good works of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Enjoy a delicious meal at Jasper’s with your friends and family, and help the sisters at the same time.
Reservations encouraged. Contact Jasper’s at (816) 941-6600, or jasperskc.com.
Grazie! Together…we are more.
For more details, visit www.csjsl.org
Applications for alternative break experiences are accepted at any time during the year. Applications for
summer internships must be received by APRIL 1,
with notification of placements as soon as possible
For more information or an application email Sr Constance at:
Benedictine sister Catherine Duenne, OSB, in partnership with Twenty-Third Publications, published a devotional booklet called "The Stations of the Resurrection." The Stations of the Resurrection are 14 stations that follow Jesus’ life from the Resurrection to Pentecost.
ForMission 2.0 is an opportunity for those who’ve participated in the Religious Formation Conference’s Orientation to Formation and/or the ForMission programs to dive deeper into a specific topic, refresh and reinvigorate skills and learnings along the way, connect with other formators, and engage in peer supervision.
Due to popular interest, the 2022 exhibit at the Haehn Museum, Art and Heritage Place, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, was selected to stay on display through 2023. Titled “By the Work of Her Hands,” this exhibit celebrates the vast array of art forms mastered by the hands of Sister Dennis Frandrup. Respected by colleagues, admired by her students at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, and recognized by other artists, S. Dennis has been producing art for over 50 years. In this exciting exhibit, the teacher and artist come together to offer beauty to a weary world.
The Franciscan Peace Center is proud to announce its new podcast, The “Center.” Published on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, the podcast is focused on the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa to promote peace and active nonviolence within local, national, and global communities.
Host Marsha Thrall is joined by special guests in each episode to explore how active nonviolence and peacemaking are necessary and transformative practices within everyday life.
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager
For over 40 years, Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, has been the face, heart, and soul of the Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center.
From building up ministries such as the Sammon Build Center, Paradise Transitional Housing, Susan’s Place, Siena House, and the Tolentine Early Learn Program, Sr. Maggie has genuinely dedicated her ministry to following her congregation’s mission of caring for those in need.
“Whether there are 158 members or 12,” shares Anna Taylor, who the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration welcome as a candidate for the congregation, “that common purpose of sharing life in the quest for God remains.”
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Sacred is the Call: Taizé Prayer
Sacred Heart Convent
In-Person or on Facebook and Livestreamed
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2023 @ 7 PM – 8 PM
Coming Soon: Come & See Weekend
The Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women Religious
(LSSAWR) is a well-established instrument with demonstrated
psychometrics properties. This study examined the individual
item-level ratings averaged across generational cohorts within
an international sample of Roman Catholic Sisters. The purpose
was to identify areas of potential differences in overall life
satisfaction and/or in specific areas. In general, the results indicated a
tendency of lower levels of satisfaction as the generational cohort
The Little Sisters of the Poor invite single Catholic young adult women to a Virtual "Come and See" event on Saturday March 4, 2023 at 2:00pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific time. Participants will see where and how the Little Sisters of the Poor live out their daily prayer, community, and apostolic lives as they serve God in the person of the poor. This Zoom gathering will last approximately 1 1/4 hour, and will include discussion with our panel of Little Sisters and also an opportunity for Q&A. Our time together will conclude with a brief period of live Eucharistic adoration.
January 24, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters expressed grief at the brutality of the two recent episodes of mass shootings in California and stand in solidarity and prayer with the victims and their families. Below is their statement.
Amityville Dominican Sisters Anne-Marie Kirmse and Alice Byrnes wrote an article entitled “The Legacy of Bartolomé de las Casas – Then and Now” which was published in the December 2022 issue of "Dominican Ashram". The article is based on the presentations Sisters Alice and Anne-Marie made at the Second International de Las Casas in 2019 and the Dominican Symposium in Higher Education last June.
Saint Benedict’s Monastery will hold an ecumenical prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 19, in Sacred Heart Chapel to celebrate this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The focus of the service is “Do Good; Seek Justice.” The public is invited to participate in the prayer which will be led by members of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph Parish, and Resurrection Lutheran Church.
It’s the day after Christmas 2022 at the Visitation Community in Copiague, NY, the home of Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville, Flor Buruca, OP. Although the tree came down already, the Nativity scene is still displayed prominently in the living room. It should be noted, that around the room, there are more than a dozen wooden angel figurines on the windowsill, on a wooden cabinet and on the mantle above the fireplace that almost seems almost as an extension of the manger scene. This is a good metaphor for Visitation Community.
As part of an Advent project, the Associates of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville collected more than $2,800 in gift cards and cash for important non-profits. These charities include: the OPening Word program which helps immigrant women learn English and job skills; Visitation Community which helps immigrant families with rental assistance and food insecurity as well as temporary housing; and the Shinnecock people, a native tribe on Long Island.
Sister Chris Kunze, SCN; Director of Social and Environmental Justice Joetta Venneman, and Director of Ecological Sustainability Carolyn Cromer represented the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at a protest Jan. 6 to oppose the LG&E pipeline that is proposed to go through Bernheim Forest and neighboring small farms. LG&E has taken Bernheim to court with a court date set for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Bullitt County, Kentucky. The court will determine whether or not to condemn protected land for a natural gas pipeline.
Franciscan Sisters Offer Virtual Discernment of Spirits Retreat