Community News

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...

Resilient Healers at the frontline!

Published 10/19/2020
Catholic Religious women have continuously displayed courage in the face of difficulties posed by the global health pandemic – Covid-19. Having been tremendously affected themselves, they seek creative ways of caring for those entrusted to their care in different apostolate. It is important to bear in mind that healers need healing too...

FSPA to host Listening & Loving Through The Political Storm

Published 10/15/2020
  “As we prepare ourselves to vote in November, we’re called to form our consciences and participate for the common good. Just as we as FSPA are engaged in studying and understanding the issues -- economic  justice, migration, racism and care for our common home, to name a few -- we encourage all Catholics, everyone, to do the same...

What 60 Years of Religious Life Means To Me

Published 10/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager On Saturday, October 10th, Sr. Bridget Mary Troy, OP, was among a group of Women Religious recognized at the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt’s Jubilee Celebration. During the Liturgy, Sr. Bridget Mary reflected on what 60 years of Religious Life has meant to her. “It is said that...

Coffee with the Sisters

Published 10/14/2020
Join us on Zoom for Coffee with the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity! We will be discussing prayer and discernment.  Are you discerning religious life? Connect with our Vocation Office for more support and learn about MSBT.

Congregation Spotlight: Peggy Roach, Associate

Published 10/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   “The eyes of God in the time of COVID”   Peggy Roach, an Associate of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, has described the past seven months as “life-changing.”   After being “verbally diagnosed” with COVID-19 in the pandemic's early days, Peggy...

A Socially Distant Jubilee Celebration

Published 10/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Last Saturday, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt gathered together at the Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary to host a socially distant Jubilee Celebration. Though not as crowded as most celebrations, and even with face masks and distance between attendees, the day was full of great joy...

Artist Sister Cornelia Sclafani Celebrates 80th Jubilee in Our Order

Published 10/13/2020
    This year, Sister Cornelia Sclafani, an artist, is celebrating 80 years as a Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville.       The last piece of art that S. Cornelia created was the face of Christ entitled, "Jesus."  It was not painted in oils or water colors, it was sketched on simple white paper with a...

Catholic Religious Women are bridges, providing avenue for others

Published 10/13/2020
The July 2020 Religious Sisters Webinar organized by The Leaders Guild (TLG) in partnership with Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK), and titled: Prophetic Role of Religious Sisters in Leadership Amidst Multiple Challenges Posed by Covid-19, was well attended by two hundred and ninety-six (296) participants across the globe, precisely...

Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Celebrate 170th Anniversary

Published 10/08/2020
Toronto, ON/October 7, 2020/For Immediate Release -- On October 7, 1851, four Sisters of St. Joseph came to Toronto from Philadelphia to care for children, left as orphans as a result of an epidemic of typhus.  The leader of the Sisters, Mother Delphine, forged a path in caring for the sick, the orphans, the homeless, the destitute...

Ancillae hosts the pre-marriage course for TVM's Pulluvila Forane

Published 09/29/2020
Madonna Bhavan, a community of Ancillae Secular Institute members in Trivandrum hosted a 3-day pre-marriage course at the premises of Ancillae’s Vocational training cum residential area at Kochupally. The course was conducted for the youth belonging to Pulluvila Forane of Trivandrum Archdiocese.   It is a mandatory custom among the...

Curious About Charism? Zoom and See on Nov. 7! For Single Catholic Women

Published 09/28/2020
Curious about Ursuline charism? Want to discover the joy of being loved by God? The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph invite single Catholic women ages 18-40 to a “Zoom and See” experience. This virtual gathering will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7. Join us online from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. CST to learn more about our creative, contemplative...

Uncorked! Virtual Edition

Published 09/28/2020
UNCORKED! VIRTUAL EDITION Enjoy a lovely evening of specialty wine and delicious chocolates from the comfort of your own home. REGISTER / ORDER YOUR WINE Registration is open! Sign up for the event and order your choice of award-winning Syncopation Rhythmic Blend (red), Acoustic Blend (white) or Duet Rosé wine. Tickets available while...

Honoring the Life and Legacy of RBG

Published 09/28/2020
  By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager On Friday, the world learned the sad news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. At the age of 87, with 27 years of the years on the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg, known to the world as RBG, passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer. Women...

Painting Her Way Through the Pandemic

Published 09/27/2020
During the seven months of quarantine due to the pandemic, S. Mary Anna Euring has created hundreds of pieces of artwork: paintings bushed on rice paper, origami earrings lovingly folded and greeting cards enhanced with her photos of Long Island. But what to do with all this art? She decided to host a sale of her art to sisters and...

Congregation Spotlight: Sr. Jenn Schaaf, OP

Published 09/21/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   A few months ago, Sr. Jennifer Schaaf, OP, an Assistant Chaplain at the Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University, was all set to attend an Alternative Spring Break Trip to Guatemala. Simultaneously, as she was preparing for this trip, the COVID-19 pandemic...

Land Conservation in the Season of Creation

Published 09/14/2020
 The Daughters of Wisdom at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, CT unveiled their conservation easement sign. This designated the conserved land for all who come to the center. More information and some of the presentations are here:

Community Rallies Around S. Dolores after Fire

Published 09/14/2020
The news was devestating for Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville Dolores Christi Gartanutti.  On Monday, August 31, her house burned to the ground when she left to bring Holy Communion to her 90+ year-old friend. An hour later, her home was destroyed and her dog Danny Boy passed away in the explosion.   But rising from...

Ministry During COVID: Sr. Kathleen Sullivan, OP

Published 09/14/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   To say the last five months have been challenging for Sr. Kathleen Sullivan, OP, would be an understatement. As Chancellor for External Affairs for Dominican College, Sr. Kathleen has worked endlessly with fellow administrators to develop reopening plans for the school, in...

Walking for Peace Across the USA

Published 09/11/2020
The Franciscan Peace Center has produced an exciting new video project which will be released this month to celebrate the International Day of Peace (Sept 21) and Campaign Nonviolence (Sept 19-27). Individuals from each state across the country were recruited and asked to record themselves walking and talking about a wish for peace in their...

“Holding onto Hope” Online Zoom Retreat with Sister Melannie Svoboda Oct. 2-3, 2020

Published 09/03/2020
“Holding onto Hope” will take place online the weekend of Oct. 2-3, 2020, provided by the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Maple Mount, Ky., which is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. As Christians, we are called to be people of hope. But how do we do this amid the gloom and doom that often pervades...