Community News

Posted on 03/25/2020
The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland selected a new leadership team during community meetings recently at Merici Crossings, their Pepper Pike, Ohio residence and congregational center.  The five-person team, including a president and four council members, will serve a four-year term, implementing the directional plan set at their...
Posted on 03/25/2020
We invite you to bring your fears, your hopes, your gratitude, your restlessness, etc. while we process and pray together via Zoom every Saturday at 4 pm EST. We'll spend an hour reflecting, praying, and holding each other. This session is free and open to all.
Posted on 03/25/2020
Join us for an online discussion on D.L. Mayfield's Sojourners article on Thursday, March 26th, from 3-4 pm EST. In her Sojourners article, D.L. Mayfield writes, “Christians can be at the forefront of rejecting extreme individualism and lean into a collectivist worldview where each person is seen as made in the image of God and...
Posted on 03/06/2020
The St. Joseph Worker Program creates a year-long service opportunity for women (21-30) in preparation for a life-long commitment to social change and personal transformation. Individual growth and development is built on the values of leadership, spirituality, social justice and intentional community grounded in living simply and sustainably....
Posted on 03/05/2020
The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is excited to announce our Lenten webinar with Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD. We invite you to join us for this webinar on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00pm central time titled Lent: The Face of the Mercy of God. RFC webinars are free and open to all. Registration is required. In the document Misericordia...
Posted on 02/25/2020
The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) invites elected leaders and those in formation ministry to apply for the next ForMission cohort. ForMission is a two-year program intended for women and men • formation ministers currently accompanying new members at any stage of initial formation; • preparing to become a formation minister; • in...
Posted on 02/22/2020
Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage a wide range...
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 02/10/2020
   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 02/04/2020
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 02/02/2020
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 01/29/2020
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
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 01/24/2020
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...
Posted on 12/19/2019
Sister Virginia Brien, SSND, 94, of the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, was the first to offer her sewing skills for a Green Habits project coordinated by the province's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office. In a matter of months, Sister Virginia stitched up more than 25 reusable grocery bags, which...
Posted on 12/17/2019
On December 10, Sister Barbara Reid, OP, Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union, was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Graz in Austria earlier this week.  Sr. Barbara was honored particularly for her work in Feminist biblical studies, especially the creation of the acclaimed Wisdom...
Posted on 12/16/2019
2020 Retreats Brochure *    Living Contemplatively: Retreats, Sabbaticals, Programs and other opportunities for nourishing the spiritual *    Locations Australia-wide We look forward to hearing from you in the future and to your attendance at one of our Retreats.  

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