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FSPA to host online discussion featuring director of Kino Border Initiative

Event date: March 17, 2022
  The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration’s Encuentro@TheBorder Team is pleased to host Joanna Williams for a discussion about the current realities at the border. “Hand in Hand: Welcoming Migrants at the Border” is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 6-7 p.m. central. Sister Katie Mitchell will host this online discussion via Zoom...

The LSSAWR as a Tool for Facilitating Transformation in Religious Life

Event date: March 16, 2022 from 3-4 pm Central Time (Eastern time: 4-5 pm)
In this virtual presentation, Dr. Kreis and Dr. Moore will share information on a time and cost efficient method  to assess life satisfaction among Sisters locally, nationally, and internationally. In using the LSSAWR, Sisters can gain insights into their life, work, spiritual, and commitment satisfaction, individually and communally...

Introducing “Our Common Home One Human Family” Laudato Si Video Series

Published 02/23/2022
  “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle,” wrote Pope Francis in section 211 of Laudato Si. https://www.laudatosi.va/en.html  Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Mary Catherine Fodrocy OP was moved by Pope...

Apply to the NEW ForMission Class

Published 02/22/2022
The Religious Formation Conference is now accepting applications for the new ForMission class that will gather June 1-8, 2022 at the Mercy Center in St. Louis. The application deadline is Friday, April 1st. ForMission is a two-year theory and skills development program for vowed religious, women and men, engaged in the ministry of...

Why We All Should Support the Earn It Act

Published 02/16/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   The fight to end human trafficking and child abuse is an issue that cries out for attention. Last week on the Hearts Afire Podcast, many listened to Sr. Arlene Flaherty, OP, discuss her advocacy efforts with US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) and her support of the Earn...

Catholic Sisters Week 2022 Announcement

Published 02/16/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   In less than a month, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, will participate in Catholic Sisters Week, an annual celebration that highlights Women Religious, their accomplishments, and their influence on society, will be observed worldwide. From March 8th to 14th, the Sisters...

The LSSAWR as a tool for facilitating transformation in religious life.

Event date: March 16, 2022 from 3-4 pm Central Time (Eastern time: 4-5 pm)
    Title: “The LSSAWR as a tool for facilitating transformation in religious life” In this presentation at Catholic Theological Union, Dr. Kreis and Dr. Moore will share information on a time and cost efficient method to assess life satisfaction among Sisters locally, nationally, and internationally. In using the LSSAWR,...

Discerning Young Women Called to Pray with Saints Francis and Clare

Event date: March 18-20
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young adult women ages 20-32 to a Zoom Call to Pray with Saints Francis and Clare Retreat March 18-20, 2022.  Franciscan Sister Anne Marie Lom facilitates this retreat introducing participants to the spiritual heritage that is ours as followers of Francis and Clare of Assisi. You can expect...

Exploring Intersections: Navigating the Road Ahead

Event date: March 9, 2022
“Navigating the Road Ahead,” the final episode of “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate,” will air at 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 9, during Catholic Sisters Week. Host Charish Badzinski will lead a conversation with Sisters Sherri Coleman, LaDonna Manternach and Anna Marie Reha on how the...

Virtual Come and See

Event date: Saturday March 5, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30pm Eastern Time
Come and See! A virtual visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor along with other discerning young women - For single Catholic women age 17-35. ~ Meet our Little Sisters and tour our convent  ~ Get a glimpse into how we live our consecrated religious life ~ Visit our Home and meet some of those whom we serve  ...

Dominican Sisters Honored with Special Mural at Parish

Published 02/03/2022
Sacred Heart Church in Glendale, NY, celebrated the longtime contributions of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville to the parish with a special mural! On January 23, 2022, they hosted a blessing of a painting on the ceiling that features our founder St. Dominic de Guzmán and our patroness St. Catherine of Siena as well as the emblem of...

Season Three of the Hearts Afire Podcast

Published 02/02/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   Last year, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, launched the Hearts Afire Podcast. Since then, there have been two seasons of the Hearts Afire Podcast consisting of 20 total episodes that have been live-streamed on YouTube, then distributed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and...

"Together" to Offer Virtual Information Session Feb. 8th

Event date: Tuesday, February 8th
On Tuesday, February 8th at 1:00pm central time Maribeth Howell, OP, Together Program Coordinator, and members of the community will be available via Zoom to answer questions about the community, studying at Catholic Theological Union, and the formation component of the program. The Together Program is a...

InterCongregational Collaborative Novitiate Online Information Session

Event date: Tuesday, February 15th
The InterCongregational Collaborative Novitiate (ICCN) in Chicago will host an online information session on Tuesday, February 15th from 1:00-2:30pm central time. Co-Directors Nancy Gerth, SCN and Corrina Thomas, FSPA will share more about the inaugural year of the novitiate. The mission of the ICCN is to provide a...

“Why a Synod on Synodality?” | Virtual Program

Event date: Wednesday, February 16, 7-8 p.m.
Join us for the evening on Wednesday, February 16, for this one-hour Zoom session by Kristin Colberg, theology professor at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University and the only member of the synod’s theological commission from the United States. Kristin will teach us what Pope Francis is trying to achieve as he calls...

Young Adult Retreat: Grounded in the Heartbeat of God

Event date: Sunday, February 27, 2022 from 2-5 p.m. EST
The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) invites women ages 18-45 to an online retreat Sunday, February 27 from 2-5 p.m. EST (1-4 p.m. CST) via Zoom. Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND, will facilitate the retreat. More information and registration for the Zoom link is available at ssnd.org/events/2-27-22....

Factors for Thriving in Ministry among Catholic Sisters. Sisters’ responses to their ministry experiences indicates: "Ministry satisfaction is an essential aspect of Sisters’ life commitment to God, their community, and the charism of religious life!"

Published 01/28/2022
Factors for Thriving in Ministry among Catholic Sisters. Sisters’ responses to their ministry experiences indicates: "Ministry satisfaction is an essential aspect of Sisters’ life commitment to God, their community, and the charism of religious life!" Event date: February 15, 2022 Central time from 4-5 pm (Eastern time: 5-6 pm) Program...

January 1925: Saint Paul's School Opens

Published 01/26/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   In the year 1925, many things happened. The first motel opened in California, “The Great Gatsby” was published, the Grand Old Ole Opry began broadcasting, and the Mount Rushmore National Monument site was dedicated. For the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, 1925 was a...

Sr. Jeanine Conlon Supports Veterans with Prayer Shawl Ministry

Published 01/19/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   Since 1965, Sr. Jeanine Conlon, OP, has had an active presence at St. Charles Parish and throughout the entire borough of Staten Island. From teaching all ages at St. Charles School to ministering as a Principal for 30 years, and now, a Pastoral Associate, Sr. Jeanine has been an integral...

Volunteer Opportunity at the Border for Sisters

Published 01/18/2022
CATHOLIC SISTERS WALKING WITH MIGRANTS 1 MONTH OR LONGER VOLUNTEER AND ADVOCACY EXPERIENCE FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN RELIGIOUS ALL EXPENSES PAID Thanks to a grant from the Hilton Foundation, KBI is offering Women Religious a volunteer and advocacy training experience. All housing and travel expenses are included. Learn more about KBI...

Monthly Online Evening Prayer

Event date: Fourth Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST
The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) invite young adults ages 18 and older to online evening prayer on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST). The dates for evening prayer during the first half of 2022 will be January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24 and June 28. More...

Factors for Thriving in Ministry among Catholic Sisters. Sisters’ responses to their ministry experiences indicates: "Ministry satisfaction is an essential aspect of Sisters’ life commitment to God, their community, and the charism of religious life!"

Event date: February 15, 2022 from 4-5 pm (Eastern time: 5-6 pm)
Program Title: Factors for Thriving in Ministry among Catholic Sisters: Exploring Results from the Life-Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women Religious Sponsored by: Wisdom Ways: Center for Spirituality. A ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet – St. Paul Province Presented by Dr. Marian Diaz and Sister Maria Clara...

The Fight Against Human Trafficking

Published 01/11/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   Throughout January, many organizations, including Women Religious, will be observing National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and raising awareness about the horrors of human trafficking that still occur today. Presently, nearly 25 million people, including adults and children, are...

Exploring Equitable Access to Healthcare

Event date: February 9, 2022 3pm (CST)
The crippling effects of a successful and sustainable national healthcare system in the United States has long been a swinging pendulum of high expectations and abysmal failures. The skyrocketing costs of insurance and premiums, the unemployed without the means to matter to those with means, the costs of prescriptions required to keep one alive...

Catching up with Sr. BarbaraAnn Sgro, OP

Published 01/05/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   After two years of adapting to changes brought on by the pandemic, Sr. BarbaraAnn Sgro, OP, is looking forward to starting 2022 on an optimistic note. Sr. BarbaraAnn, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, shared, “We have to learn from our past, but not repeat the mistakes of our...

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