A sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, One to One, a local ministry assisting immigrants is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The non-profit, outreach organization provides “English classes and other supportive services for immigrants to empower them to reach their full potential and lead meaningful lives in the communities where they live and work.” Read article
Movie Review by Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.
Fences is the screen adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a trash collector in 1950’s Pittsburgh. The beginning of the movie is weighed down by a lot of dialogue between Troy and his friend Bono, as they finish their shift and make their way home. Like many screen adaptations of plays, I feared that Fences would be stiff and very “talky.” Thankfully Washington, who also directed the movie, brings the characters to the back yard of Troy’s modest house, where we are introduced to his wife Rose (Viola Davis); and then Lyons, his adult son from a previous marriage; Gabe, his mentally handicapped brother; and Cory, Troy and Rose’s teenage son.
February 15, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Many people set aside Valentine’s Day to celebrate their own unique love story. The Adrian Dominican Sisters, Associates, Co-workers, and friends celebrated a unique love story this year: the 100th birthday of Sister Charles Christine Uhnavy, OP, who has been an Adrian Dominican Sister for nearly 80 years.
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, approximately fifty Sisters, Associates and friends of the Sparkill community, including Dominican Sisters from neighboring congregations in Amityville, NY and Caldwell, NJ, participated in the Women’s March in New York City. Read more