Sister Janice McLaughlin, president of Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Connecticut, at commencement May 18. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sister Janice is being honored “for her extraordinary service to the mission of the Maryknoll Sisters, for her passionate commitment to the people of Zimbabwe and her support for education.” Read more
Monthly Archives: May 2014
On May 9, the Racine Dominican Sisters will host an invitation-only grand opening of the new Siena Retreat Center, built in 2013 in Racine, Wisconsin. The retreat center is part of the Siena on the Lake project, a joint venture of the Racine Dominican Sisters and Lincoln Lutheran of Racine. The new retreat center was featured in a recent article in the Racine Journal Times newspaper. Read article
Friends and family, former colleagues, and Adrian Dominican Sisters and associates gathered at the Adrian Dominican motherhouse April 25 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Sister Maura Phillips, OP, who also this year celebrates her 75th Jubilee as an Adrian Dominican Sister. Read more
On April 30, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (Tri-Cri) presented Sister Patricia Daly, OP (Caldwell) with the 2014 Joan Bavaria Award at the Ceres conference in Boston. The Joan Bavaria Award “honors unique investor, business, and NGO leaders who are working to transform the capital markets into a system that balances economic prosperity with social and environmental concerns.” Sister Pat has worked in the field of corporate responsibility and socially responsible investing for more than 35 years. Read more
One of my greatest joys in this position as the Dominican NGO representative at the United Nations is the opportunity to mentor some wonderful young people. Fungai Mboko, a student at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, arrived amidst the cold and snow of January. A native of Zimbabwe, he brought a wonderful mix of high energy, warmth, critical thinking, and great humor to the office. Fungai and the other young people who have graced this office have been a source of great inspiration and hope for me.