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Sr. Arlene Flaherty Reflects on Human Trafficking

Published 01/14/2021
By Sr. Arlene Flaherty, OP   Because of the clandestine nature of the global network that facilitates modern-day slavery, accurate numbers of those enslaved today are impossible to certify. However, reputable groups such as the International Labor Organization, and the United Nations agree, that there are at least 25 million men,...

Holy Names Sisters Call for Daily Peace Prayer Until Inauguration

Published 01/13/2021
We, the Sisters of the Holy Names, U.S.-Ontario Province, are appalled by the violence that took place in our nation’s capital on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. We join with our Sisters, priests, bishops, the World Council of Churches and all people of good will across the United States to echo the words of the Leadership Council of Women...

Statement of the Adrian Dominican Sisters on the Event at the U.S. Capitol Building

Published 01/07/2021
The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement in response to the unfolding events January 6 at the U.S. Capitol Building. Like other Americans around the country, we are horrified by the events at the Capitol, iconic home of our nation’s representative government. As soon as this insurrection is quelled,...

Redemption and Hope: A Conversation between Sister Helen Prejean and Renaldo Hudson

Published 12/22/2020
Redemption and Hope, an event surrounding faith and justice, will spark a conversation between you, Sister Helen Prejean CSJ, renowned author of Dead Man Walking, and Renaldo Hudson, a policy advocate, community leader, and former death row inmate. The Well Spirituality Center and the Illinois Prison Project are delighted to present this...

Iowa Freedom Summit aims to educate about human trafficking and services available in Iowa

Published 12/17/2020
The Sisters of St. Francis Franciscan Peace Center in Clinton, Iowa, and the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery are co-sponsoring Iowa’s Freedom Summit in recognition of Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. A live webinar will be held Tuesday, January 12, 11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m. CST. Join the movement to make Iowa...

Sisters reach out with virtual spiritual direction and retreats

Published 12/17/2020
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia have long offered one-on-one spiritual direction, with the sisters and staff of Manna House of Prayer also offering directed retreats on a variety of topics. However, the threat of Covid 19 has made most in-person meetings impossible or impractical. The sisters at Manna House quickly assessed the...

Online Discernment Retreat: Rise Up & Journey with Jesus

Published 12/15/2020
The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity will be hosting an online discernment retreat, January 29th and 30th for single women, ages 18+ that are considering religious life. Join MSBT sisters in prayer, reflection and hear MSBT sistres share their stories on mission. 

Prairie Online Retreats for 2021

Published 12/11/2020
Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat has closed due to covid, but we now offer online retreats and free online community outreach events. The Prairie Retreat theme for 2021 is “Living Lightly on Earth.” We will embrace and explore how we can care for Earth and take action to change the climate crisis we are in. Pope Francis continues to call us to...

S. Diane Capuano Thanked for Being Role Model

Published 12/03/2020
From the streets of New York City to service trips to El Salvador, Edward Cramsie thanks Sister Diane Capuano, an Amityville Dominican, in a reflection written for the most recent issue of the Dominican Youth Movement Newsletter.  Here is the reflection.   Before I even attended a single class at Molloy College, the first...

Sisters of Saint Dominic Support Goshen Food Pantry

Published 12/02/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   As we enter the Christmas season, it is essential to keep in mind those who are less fortunate and struggling due to the pandemic's devastating economic fallout. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of COVID-19 has been the rising number of people now at risk for hunger. In...

Adrian Dominican Sisters Offer Virtual Advent, Christmas, and New Year Services

Published 11/24/2020
The Adrian Dominican Sisters invite you and your family to virtual celebrations of Advent, Christmas, and New Year’s, live streamed to your home from Weber Retreat and Conference Center and St. Catherine Chapel in Adrian. Morning Advent Prayer is celebrated around the Advent wreath from the Weber Center at 9:00 a.m. EST on Mondays, November...

Congregation Spotlight: Sr. Liz Engel, OP

Published 11/18/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager From movie theaters to restaurants to education, the pandemic has dramatically changed many industries. For several Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, they have had to drastically pivot their ministries and adapt to new health regulations from COVID-19. In particular, Sr. Elizabeth (...

The Story of United States Dominicans

Published 11/18/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Recently, Preaching with Their Lives: Dominicans on Mission in the United States after 1850, the second book detailing the history of Dominicans in the United States was published. Readers of Preaching with Their Lives: Dominicans on Mission in the United States after 1850 will...

Congregation Spotlight: Cathy Trapp, Associate

Published 11/18/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   While many people would describe the months passed since March as challenging, Cathy Trapp, an Associate of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, viewed this time as an “awakening.” For Cathy, a mother and grandmother, these past eight months have helped her focus on...

Sisters of Saint Dominic Participate in Pajama Program

Published 11/11/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Several Associates of the Sisters of Saint of Dominic of Blauvelt joined the Sparkill Dominican Associates to participate in the Pajama Project to provide warm pairs of pajamas and books to children in need in the Hudson Valley, ages ranging from newborn to 12 years old. The Pajama Project,...

School Sisters of Notre Dame Leaving Open Their Prayer Room for Peace

Published 11/06/2020
Throughout the election season, the School Sisters of Notre Dame Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Department invites you to enter our virtual, silent Prayer Room for Peace. All are welcome! May peace prevail.

Congregation Spotlight: Sr. Noreen Walsh, OP

Published 11/04/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   To say Sr. Noreen Walsh’s ministry keeps her busy would be an understatement.   As Health Care Coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, Sr. Noreen's responsibilities involve “working closely with sisters on a one to one basis.”   Sr. Noreen...

Join the Fratelli Tutti Study Group

Published 10/29/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Last week, the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration (OPSCC) announced the formation of a new Fratelli Tutti study group, open to sisters, associates, and friends of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York. The Fratelli Tutti study group will allow participants to virtually...

Congregation Spotlight: Ellen Nash, Associate

Published 10/29/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, Associate Program is an extraordinary one that brings together many wonderful women and men of faith bonded together by the Dominican mission. For Ellen Nash, the Blauvelt Dominican Associate Program has empowered her “to be a leader and...

Dominican Sister Barbara Schwarz's Artwork Published by Redemptorist Publications

Published 10/23/2020
In March, S. Barbara Schwarz found herself hospitalized from Covid-19.  Even today, she continues to heal from the virus' effects on her. She, therefore, finds it delightful that, although she has been busy with "the ministry of healing", the Holy Spirit has made her look very busy as of late with various projects coming to light....

Sisters of Saint Dominic GOTV Efforts

Published 10/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Since its founding, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, have followed in the footsteps of Mother Mary Ann Sammon to respond to the signs of the times, understand the causes of injustice, and create systemic change through advocacy. Some of the most passionate...

OPSCC Justice Committee Honored

Published 10/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   On October 13th, the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration (OPSCC) Justice Committee was recognized at the First Friends of New Jersey & New York 2020 Beacon of Hope Awards Virtual Gala. First Friends, an organization that advocates for the humane treatment of immigrant...

Congregation Spotlight: Eileen Foti, Associate

Published 10/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager For Eileen Foti, an Associate of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, 2020 has been a year of pause and prayer. Like many others, Eileen has had to significantly shift her daily responsibilities and activities to deal with the COVID-19 fallout. Besides not being able to...

Teresa Huong Thi Nguyen professes final vows as a Sister of Providence

Published 10/19/2020
Sister Teresa Huong Thi Nguyen professed final vows as a Sister of Providence in a liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, Tukwila, Wash. Due to pandemic health and safety requirements, Sister Huong’s ceremony was limited in size and attendees were masked and socially distant. The customary reception was postponed...

Society of the Holy Child Jesus Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Published 10/19/2020
The Society of the Holy Child Jesus recently began its 175th anniversary year, which runs October 2020 to October 2021. When Cornelia Connelly established the Society in 1846 England was a land of bitter divisions, hunger and disease. Cholera wiped out thousands of people and in Ireland a blight had almost destroyed the potato crop, causing...

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