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How Do We Open Our Hearts To The World?

Event date: 03/09/21
Join the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt and Dominican Sisters of Sparkill for a Catholic Sisters Week live conversation about how we can open our hearts to the world, find common ground with others, as well as how Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti can help us build a culture of peace and dialogue as one human family. Moderated by Sr....

Living Through COVID with Faith and Hope

Event date: 03/04/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Throughout the pandemic, several of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, have often been asked, “How has faith shaped your response to the challenges of living with COVID-19?” This question is the inspiration behind our upcoming Catholic Sisters Week Virtual Discussion:...

Catholic Sisters to Launch Yearlong Social Justice Conversation Series

Event date: March 10 at 3pm central, and second Wednesdays through March 9, 2022
Catholic Sisters from 24 congregations in four states this March will launch a yearlong, live-streamed conversation series on the leading social justice issues of our time. Each episode is free and open to the public. Titled “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate,” each month this series will focus on a...

World Day of Consecrated Life

Published 02/11/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   On Sunday, February 7th, Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, York, reflected on her vocation, ministry, and World Day of Consecrated Life, at the Mass in Celebration of Consecrated Life for Religious in Rockland County at St. Francis of Assisi in West...

The Language of Images

Published 02/11/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   When traveling to the Sisters of Saint Dominic Motherhouse in Blauvelt, most people pass the Prayerful Art Center at El Shaddai without even realizing it. El Shaddai, which recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2019, has been a retreat and prayer center for many of the...

Hesburgh Renewal Program

Published 02/09/2021
Seeking a spiritual renewal? February 22 – April 1 Mondays-Thursdays, 9-10:30 am CST The Hesburgh Renewal Program is a new six-week online program beginning in late February that fosters personal, professional and spiritual renewal through daily, 90-minute lectures featuring renowned CTU faculty and guest speakers. All are welcome,...

Ministry to Transgender Persons: A Pastoral Response

Event date: Dates listed below
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Holding Space for Young Adult Women as Pandemic Drags On

Event date: First Wednesdays, first and third Sundays
A new initiative of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield is meant to hold a space for young adult women to find encouragement, companionship, and the “space and grace” to meet themselves and uncover the purpose of their lives. Cor Unum House is both a physical space in an historic Springfield, Illinois, neighborhood and a virtual gathering...

RENATE Bakhita Day Event: An Economy Without Human Trafficking

Event date: February 8th all day showing online film as webinar
 International Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking RENATE in Europe Event being launched on February 8th, 2021. The theme: 'An Economy without Human Trafficking'.  Please join us for this film online.  All are welcome. Link for this event:

National Women Physicians Day

Published 02/03/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   February 3rd is National Women Physicians Day. This annual observance celebrates how women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine and the 200th birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to obtain a medical degree in the United States.  For the...

Sister celebrates 90th Anniversary in Religious Life

Event date: February 4, 2021
Sister Agnette Bengal will turn 107 years old on February 4.  A milestone in the Sisters of Christian Charity.  Another huge milestone, possibly a first in the country, is the fact that Sister is celebrating her 90th year in Religious Life!  With God's grace, the community celebration will be held in June.  Sister Agnette...

Prayer over the earth - The Blessing of St Colette

Event date: 5 pm. Saturday, 6 February 2021 FACEBOOK Live - POOR CLARE COLETTINES
Would you like to join your little sisters of Marian House Poor Clare Colettines in Nottingham, UK, praying together? We will be inviting Saint Colette to pray with us, as usual around her feast, for those who long to conceive a child, expectant mothers and the sick, especially sick children. We join in prayer to the Lord for the healing of...

Workshop Explores U.S. Prison System Through Eyes of Christian Mercy and Ethics

Event date: 7-8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, February 18, 2021
Kathryn Getek-Soltis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Villanova University and former Catholic chaplain at Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston, explores the U.S. prison system through the eyes of Christian mercy and ethics. Her workshop, Christian Mercy and our American Prison System, is offered virtually from 7:00 to 8:30...

Virtual Prayer Service to End Human Trafficking

Event date: 2/8/2021 7 pm ET
Monday, February 8th marks the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita and the International Day of Prayer to End Human Trafficking. The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville are collaborating with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to present a virtual prayer service. It will be held at 7:00 pm ET, Monday, February 8th, on Zoom. All are welcome to...

Ministry During COVID : Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP

Published 01/28/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Before the pandemic, Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP, used to attend Mass every morning at St. Barnabus Church in the Bronx before she started her ministry as Executive Director of the Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center. Those daily masses were an ideal way to start her day, as once...

Sr. Phuong Vu Professes First Vows to Dominican Sisters of Peace

Published 01/26/2021
The Dominican Sisters of Peace were blessed by the First Profession of Vows for Sr. Phuong Thuy Vu on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The ceremony was held in the Chapel at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans, LA, founded by the Congregation in 1860. Sr. Phuong ministers as an assistant in the school’s...

Dominican Sisters of Peace Welcome New Candidate

Published 01/26/2021
The Dominican Sisters of Peace welcomed Maria Tram Bui, 41, as a candidate on December 7, 2020, the vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Born in 1979 in Binh Gia, Vietnam, Tram and her family, including her eight siblings, immigrated to America in 1999. The family moved to Houston, TX, in 2005. Tram earned a Doctor of Physical...

Online classes at the Lumen Dominican Centre, Ireland.

Published 01/23/2021
We are an Adult Education Centre, located in Dublin, Ireland and our website is  On our website you can read our Mission Statement: Lumen Dominican Centre derives its mission from the educational ideal of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters, Cabra within the Order’s tradition of teaching and preaching. The...

Banning Nuclear Weapons, A Historic Moment in Our Lives

Published 01/22/2021
by Gloria Switzer, Dominican Associate of Grand Rapids, January 19, 2021 Today, Friday, January 22, 2021, the International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force and becomes International Law. This day will be “the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons” according to ICAN, The ...

We Celebrate Peace… and Commit to the Work Yet to Come

Published 01/22/2021
How inspired and inspiring were the messages of unity coming from the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. this week! Did you know that the 59th Inaugural National Prayer Service on Thursday featured two vowed women religious? Sr. Carol Keehan helped get the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama Administration; and Sr....

To Heaven on Foot! Sisters of Notre Dame and their supports are running and walking from California to Rome

Published 01/22/2021
Nun Run 2021: To Heaven on Foot "You get to heaven on foot"- St. Julie Billiart, Our Spiritual Mother How many steps does it take to get to heaven? We don't know but it is 6,344.43 miles from California to Rome! This year our annual Nun Run takes the form of a vrtual walk/run. Participants log their miles during the week of January 30-...

Pauline Biblical Year

Published 01/22/2021
The Pauline Biblical Year 2020--2021 The Biblical Year of the Pauline Family with the theme “That the Word of the Lord may speed on,” was launched by the Pauline Family, Goa along with the Diocesan Centre for Biblical Apostolate on November 26. The inaugural Mass by Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao was televised on CCRTV on 26 November...

Join us for the Light the Darkness Live Simulcast! January 27th @ 6:30pm EST

Published 01/21/2021
Join artists, advocates, survivors, and service providers from across the nation on January 27th @ 6:30pm EST for a live national simulcast on how YOU can engage in the work of anti-human trafficking. Hear a special message from 2020 Billboard Music Award winners FOR KING & COUNTRY, songwriter Michael O'Brien, Jason Roy of...

A Light Against Trafficking

Published 01/21/2021
The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking happens Monday, February 8th.   We will hold a special Mass at 11:00 Eastern time.   This special Mass will be available to watch via livestream at 

Sr. Grace Augustine Canevari Begins Ministry

Published 01/14/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager     After 25 remarkable years ministering at Saint Luke School, Sr. Grace Augustine Canevari, OP, recently began a new ministry at St. Frances de Chantal School in the Bronx.   “Going to a new ministry after Saint Luke was going to be different, but I find my new...