“On December 4th, the First Sunday of Advent, more than 60 Sisters and Associates from Amityville, Blauvelt, Caldwell, Hope, Maryknoll and Sparkill gathered at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center in Ossining, New York, to publicly acknowledge and bless Benincasa Community as a new and vibrant expression of Dominican life and mission.” Read article
Dominican Sisters of Amityville: Bethany House and Sister Aimee Koonmen Serving the Homeless for 40 Years
Bethany House and Dominican Sister of Amityville Aimee Koonmen were featured in the Long Island-wide newspaper, Newsday, for serving the homeless for 40 years. “Over the decades, Bethany House has grown to encompass five facilities that have helped thousands of people find shelter and hope.” Read article
Please click here to find a public statement that the Dominican Sisters Conference is sharing from the Adrian Dominican Sisters Opposing Offshore Drilling. We hope that you can adapt and/or use it in your ministry.
Akron, OH –The Racial Justice Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates in Northeast Ohio was awarded the Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Leadership Award by the Catholic Commission of Summit County at the 39th Annual Bishop Cosgrove Justice Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, December 1.
Movie Review by Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.
Going into the latest Star Wars movie, I realized that I was 23 when the first Star Wars was released in May, 1977. Who would have guessed then that it would have become a global phenomenon and is still going strong 40 years later?
In the last film of the sequence, The Force Awakens, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is killed. In the final scene of the movie, young Rey (Daisy Ridley) finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a remote island. What part will Luke play in The Last Jedi? As The Last Jedi begins, Rey tries to convince Luke to return to help the Resistance, headed by Princess (now General) Leia (Carrie Fisher), combat the evil First Order, headed by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), the son of Han Solo and Leia. Rey also wants Luke to train her in the way of the Jedi. Luke tells Rey that he has given up after the last Jedi he trained, Kylo Ren, turned against him.