Sister Honora Nolty elected to executive committee

Dominican Sisters Conference

Sister Honora Nolty, OP, has been elected by the members of the Dominican Sisters Conference to be their member-at-large representative to the executive committee of the Dominican Sisters. She will become a member of the executive committee effective Oct. 1.

Sister Honora is a first-generation Irish New York Catholic who was raised in Queens, New York. She entered the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, New York, in 1957, was formed pre-Vatican ll and ministered post Vatican ll in Brooklyn’s inner city, Long Island, the Pacific Northwest, and Central America. Her work as teacher, principal, associate superintendent of schools, pastoral associate, spiritual director and director of an international volunteer program, as well as a spirituality center in Southampton, New York, has prepared her for her current position as assistant director of RENEW International.

She has been involved with the Committed Collaboration efforts of the Northeast and in their name, had the privilege of going to the Montebello Dominicans in South Africa last July, where she co-taught Dominican Spirituality, New Cosmology and Preaching with Honora Werner, OP.

Her hope for the Dominican Family is that we see ourselves as one OP family internationally. Locally she hopes that we are able to challenge and assist ourselves in becoming more intentional about living Dominican Religious life in this culture in these times. She hopes the Dominican Sisters Conference is an opportunity to companion one another across congregations.

Sister Honora envisions the DSC as a group of women excited about who they are becoming, not afraid to share the stories of how God has worked in their lives, willing to study so as to be able to take risks and bridge who we are with our culture and creatively helping one another to seize opportunities to preach the Gospel in word and action.