Community News

The Story of Susan's Place

Published 05/05/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP’s impact through her ministry on the most vulnerable communities in the Bronx and throughout New York City has been remarkable. In her ministry as Executive Director of Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center, Sr. Maggie, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New...

Doctrine of Domination? Exploring the Doctrine of Discovery

Event date: May 11, 7PM, Eastern Time
Join in this interactive, one-hour, virtual workshop.  We'll experience brief historical overview of the Doctrine of Discovery and engage in small group reflective conversation before sharing insights in the large group.

S. Mary Anna Euring To Exhibit Asian Brush Painting

Published 04/24/2022
Sister Mary Anna Euring, OP, who grew up in Lynbrook, is having this solo exhibit of “On the Journey”, her Asian Brush paintings, at Melo Beauty Bar, 953 Franklin Avenue, Garden City starting in April 2022. Sister Mary Anna, an Amityville Dominican Sister for 65 years, is allocating all proceeds from her exhibit" to help support the...

How Sr. Alice Kirk Supports Educators

Published 04/21/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   When asked to sum up her ministry, Sr. Alice Kirk, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, believes her role with the Archdiocese of New York is one that supports educators. During a recent episode of the Hearts Afire Podcast, Sr. Alice shared, “I am supporting teachers in...

Sisters Release Earth Day Video Urging Environmental Justice for St. James Parish, LA

Published 04/20/2022
This Earth Day, the Sisters of St. Francis have released a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kT2tFEOWcA) to amplify the voices of Rise St. James – a faith-based grassroots organization that is fighting for environmental justice as it works to defeat the proliferation of petrochemical industries in St. James Parish, Louisiana....

New Hearts Afire Podcast Available

Published 04/14/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   On April 13th, Sr. Monica Paul Fraser, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, joined the Hearts Afire Podcast to discuss Holy Week and the Easter season.   To watch and listen to Sr. Monica, click on one of the links below. YouTube - https://buff.ly/37CUCQ2 Apple...

Learn what it means to be a Providence Associate at virtual event

Event date: 7-8:30 p.m., EDT, April 28
Are you seeking more? Are you searching for a spiritual community? If so, perhaps the Providence Associate relationship with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, is the perfect fit for you! Plan on joining Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence for the upcoming virtual “Come and See” opportunity. The event...

Surprise Celebration for Sr. Carmel Earls

Published 04/13/2022
On February 27, Sr. Carmel Earls, who resides in our Franciscan House in Lucan, Ireland, but ministers in Neilstown Parish, was honored for 30 years of outstanding service to the parish and people of Neilstown. The surprise celebration was organized by the parish staff and the pastor, Father Hugh Cavanaugh, amid great efforts to keep the event...

Webinar to address concerns of parents of new entrants

Event date: April 21, 7pm CT
"Addressing parental concerns: wisdom and advice" is the topic of a webinar on April 21 at 7 p.m. CT. Two young religious and two parents will discuss the questions, concerns, and emotions that parents experience when a child enters religious life.  The 1-hour program will consist of four short presentations followed by live Q&A....

Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery celebrate 75 years

Published 04/07/2022
On March 24, 2022, the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, North Dakota, celebrated the 75th anniversary of their establishment as an independent monastic community in the Diocese of Bismarck.  In 1944, 140 members of St. Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota, volunteered to be the founding members of the new...

Sisters of the Divine Savior Elects New Leadership Team

Published 04/07/2022
The Sisters of the Divine Savior in attendance at the USA Provincial Chapter, April 4-8, 2022, are pleased to announce the results of their elections. The following Sisters will serve on the Provincialate for the 2022-2025 term which begins on June 26, 2022. Provincial: Sister Jean Schafer, SDS Vicaress: Sister Mary Lee Grady...

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Elects New Leadership

Published 04/07/2022
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Elects New Leadership The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) held their 19th Community Chapter in late February. The Chapter, convened every six years, meets to elect community leadership and promote the spiritual and apostolic vitality of the community. The Chapter theme, “Now, with God’s grace,”...

The Story of Paradise Housing

Published 04/07/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   The most vulnerable populations in New York City, including individuals living with AIDS and HIV, are often overlooked and forgotten about in our society. When the AIDS epidemic hit New York City in the 1980s, many people became sick and tragically died. For Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP, a...

Transformative Education: Around the Globe

Event date: May 3, 2022 at 8 pm ET
The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) present “Living our Call as SSND: Transformative Education, Part 3 – Around the Globe” Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST). This third of a three-part online series is intended for women ages 18-45 to learn more about SSND and their ministry as an...

The Story of Sammon Build Center

Published 03/29/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   For the majority of her life, Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP, has been making her impact on communities in the Bronx, throughout New York City, and beyond. In her ministry as Executive Director of Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center, Sr. Maggie, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York...

Sr. Ceil Lavan on Human Rights

Published 03/29/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   The issue of human rights has become a highly discussed topic over the past month. From the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the horrific treatment of the Uyghur population in China, substantial human rights violations have occurred right in front of our eyes. Whether we see posts on...

March 1899: Congregation Buys Future Property of the Convent of St. Catherine de Ricci

Published 03/23/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   In the early months of 1899, the fallout from the Spanish-American War occurred as the United States received the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, and Puerto Rico as a result of the Treaty of Paris, and Americans, even in southern Florida, were hit with the Great Blizzard of 1899 experiencing...

New Resources Portal for Formators and Community Leadership

Published 03/22/2022
Last month the Religious Formation Conference launched of a new resources database for those interested in a variety of topics relevant to formation and consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Church. The portal is intended for those in formation ministry, congregational leadership, associate programs, and others who support the formative...

Happy 103rd Birthday Sister Margaret Bauer!

Published 03/22/2022
Sister Margaret Bauer celebrated turning 103 years young on March 15. She is currently the oldest Sister in the province. "The birthday party for Sister Margaret was absolutely wonderful," said Sister Rose Federici, part of the leadership team at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD, where Sister Margaret currently lives. "We began with a birthday...

Opening of Haehn Museum's 2022 Exhibit

Event date: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4-6:30 p.m.
You are invited to join the Haehn Museum for the opening of our 2022 exhibit: “By the Work of Her Hands” The Art of Sister Dennis Frandrup The exhibit opening and reception will take place Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 4–6:30 p.m. "By the Work of Her Hands" celebrates the vast array of art forms mastered by the hands of Sister Dennis...

Catholic Sisters Week 2022 Recap

Published 03/16/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   Over the past week, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, friends, and supporters, enjoyed a Catholic Sisters Week celebration full of community, faith, friendship, and joy. The Sisters of Saint Dominic saw an overwhelmingly positive response from local parishes in Rockland...

Linger Over Breakfast: From Trauma to Transformation: Covid 19 Healing in all of our Lives

Event date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022 Linger Over Breakfast From Trauma to Transformation: Covid 19 Healing in all of our Lives With Patrice Coolick, PA, MA, CSJ and Rosario Bobadilla, MA, LMFT, LPC, CSJ 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (doors open at 8:30) St. Teresa’s Academy, Windmoor Center, 5600 Main St. Kansas City, MO $15, breakfast included. Register...

2022 Life Commitment Program: Application Materials Now Available

Published 03/04/2022
The Religious Formation Conference is pleased to announce that this year’s Life Commitment Program will take place June 22-30 at St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary) near Chicago. Those discerning or anticipating profession of final vows are invited to gather with peers and presenters to engage the compelling questions, experiences, and...

2022 Hearts Afire Gala Announcement

Event date: April 24, 2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   After nearly two years of virtual events, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, are pleased to share that they will be hosting the 2022 Hearts Afire Gala on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at noon, at the View in the Hudson in Piermont, New York. Marking the 21st year of our Hearts...

A New Beginning for Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP

Published 03/02/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   For nearly 21 years, Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, has ministered and lived in Portland, Oregon. In Fall 2000, Sr. Kathleen first arrived in Portland to minister as a Professor of Theology at the University of Portland. Since then, she has taught...

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