Here are some summer fun and educational opportunities for children, sponsored by Dominican congregations! Rosaryville Camp Kateri is a week-long day and overnight summer camp at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, for boys and girls ages 7–13. Session 1: June 21-26. Session 2: July 12-17. Dominican Faith Camp for girls entering 6th–9th grade is July 12–14 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Illinois. Dominican Sisters of Houston Summer Camp for girls who have completed 5th–8th grade is June 28–July 4 at Circle Lake Camp in Pinehurst, Texas. The Racine Dominicans Eco-Justice Center (Racine, Wisconsin) offers Ecology Camp at the Farm with sessions in June and July for boys and girls ages 6–10 and 11–14.
Monthly Archives: April 2015
Homecoming Farm, a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, New York, celebrated the legacy of Thomas Berry at its Spring Awakening April 18. Key speakers and sisters included Elizabeth Keihm, executive director of Homecoming Farm; Miriam Therese MacGillis, OP (Genesis Farm); Chris Loughlin, OP (Crystal Spring Center for Earth Learning); Margaret Galiardi, OP (Molloy College); Mary Ann Garisto, SC (director of Sister Hill Farm); Margaret Mayce, OP (DSC NGO at the UN); and Jeanne Clarke, OP (founder of Homecoming Farm). Watch video
Eight new Amityville Dominican Associates were bonded on April 19 at 4 p.m. Vespers in St. Albert’s Chapel in Amityville’s motherhouse. At a beautiful ceremony, Cathy Blackman, Shirley Douglas, Lucille Forelli, Carol Lee, Marian Magadan, Ann Messina, Nancy Szabo and Vincent Whitfield became Dominican Associates. There were also five associates who renewed their commitment. Michele Venza renewed for 10 years, and Maureen Collins, Gladys Reyes, Mary Stanis and Jane Webster renewed for five years. More
On Sunday, April 12, the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey, selected new leadership for the next five years. The Chapter of Elections concluded the Caldwell Dominicans’ Chapter 2015, which began in February. Sister Patrice Werner, whose five-year term will begin with a formal installation ceremony June 28, was chosen as prioress. Sister Patrice succeeds Sister Arlene Antczak, who is completing 10 years as prioress. Sisters Elsie Bernauer (vicaress), Eileen Ivory, and Patricia Tavis will serve as council members with Sister Patrice. More
Earth Day 2015
Dominican sisters across the United States participated in prayer rituals, peace pole blessings, and other activities for Earth Day. Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration, comprising five congregations in the Northeast (Amityville, Blauvelt, Hope, Sparkill and Caldwell), approved a corporate stance on climate change. The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt also hosted a presentation in partnership with the Sierra Club at their motherhouse.