On June 3, 2017, Blauvelt Dominican Sister Beryl Herdt, OP, was awarded the Pietas Medal from St. John’s University. Sister Beryl graduated from St. John’s University in 1967 with her PhD. Read article
Honors and Awards
Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Katrina Hartman, OP Honored with Dominican Spirit Award by Catholic Central High School
On April 25, 2017, Sister Katrina Hartman, OP was honored with the Dominican Spirit Award at Catholic Central High School. “Sister Katrina has dedicated her life to teaching science.” She was a chemistry teacher at Catholic Central High School and then a chemistry professor at Aquinas College for 30 years. Read article
Dominican Sister of Houston Sheila Hackett, O.P. Presented with 2017 President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Award
Sister Sheila Hackett, O.P. was presented with the 2017 President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Award on March 12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sister Sheila was born in Tipperary and grew up in a family immersed in Irish activism and literature. She attended high school at a Lan Gaeilge school where Irish was the spoken language. In 1955 she traveled to Houston, Texas to join the Dominican Sisters and has continued to be an active member of the congregation while maintaining her Irish culture. She is a certified teacher of the Irish language and has been active in Irish groups wherever she has been. She is presently in Indianapolis working as Librarian at Scecina High School and, as a member and chaplain of the Ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is maintaining her Irish heritage. As Sister Sheila says, “Thanks be to God and to all things Irish. And indeed, to my beloved Dominican Sisters in Houston, Texas.”
Dominican Sister of Springfield M. Dorothea Sondgeroth, O.P. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Springfield, Ill.—Springfield Dominican Sister M. Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Catholic Health Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her ministry at St. Dominic Health Services, Jackson, Miss. The award is given to a leader in health ministry who has inspired and mentored many others and whose leadership extends past the Catholic health ministry to influence and impact the local community and beyond.
On Friday, March 31, 2017, Caldwell University presented its annual Veritas awards, recognizing alumni professional excellence. At the dinner, Caldwell Dominican Sister de Montfort Kinchellagh was honored as the recipient of the Excellence in Social Justice Advocacy award.