“On June 14, 2018, people of faith throughout Ohio took part in rallies to bring attention to the issue of family separation enacted by the Trump administration. The event, titled ‘Familias unidas no dividas’ (Families belong together), was part of a national day of action to protest the administration’s policy of separating children and their parents at the southern border of the country […]” Read more
Monthly Archives: June 2018
Summer is here and it is that time of year to share the list of Dominican sisters across the United States who are celebrating anniversaries of profession as vowed religious this year. Many of the congregations feature stories and photos about their Jubilarians online. These are the congregations celebrating Jubilees, and links to more information (the list is being updated regularly, so please check back):
Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP is the new director for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield’s eco-spirituality center, Jubilee Farm. Sister Rose Marie will begin here new role as director of Jubilee Farm in August. Read article
‘Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine Formally Enter Covenant Relationship’
SPARKILL, NY, June 7, 2018 – Two congregations of women religious based in Rockland County, NY, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, formally entered into a Covenant Relationship today. This Relationship is a commitment and a promise between the two religious institutes to face the future together, as one institute completes its journey and the other assists in that completion. In planning for their future, the members of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine determined that due to their demographics they needed assistance with governance and the management of the day-to-day and future affairs of their members and ministries. In a process that began years ago, the Sisters sought out a partner congregation to work with them in these areas of leadership and administration. The Christian Doctrine and Sparkill Congregations were a strong fit for this relationship, each with a similar founding mission (to work with immigrants, particularly women and children, in New York City) and being located close to each other with many of their Sisters having known each other and worked together over the years.
On May 6, 2018, the Sparkill Dominican Community gathered to celebrate the congregation’s Foundation Day, as well as to celebrate the commitment of three Associates. Dominican Associates Margaret Bush and Colleen Calhoun renewed their commitments for fives years, and new associate Gwen Tresch made her first commitment to the congregation. Read article