“The National Dominican Associate Directors met at Dominican Convent in Sparkill, October 26-28, 2018. Twenty-seven Associate Directors, Co-directors, and congregational leadership liaisons for Associates spent time to discuss issues and share ideas.” Read more
Monthly Archives: November 2018
Dominican Sisters of Peace: ‘Three Generations of Ohio Dominican University Students Collaborate to Create Children’s Books’
Dominican Sister of Peace Rosemary Loomis, OP and a mother-daughter pair of Ohio Dominican alumnae have collaborated to create two children’s books. The first, Henry’s Hope, deals with loss and grieving – an appropriate topic for Sr. Rosemary, a grief counselor and a member of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children. Mr. Irvin’s Eggs, the second of Sr. Rosemary’s books, is s story of charity, and of interracial and intergenerational friendships. Both books can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Read article
‘Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters Install Solar Panels with Help from Solar for Good and Focus on Energy’
Submitted by Sam Dunaiski, Program Manager of RENEW Wisconsin
Sinsinawa, WI – On Monday, November 26th, at 10:30 AM the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, together with installer Eagle Point Solar, Focus on Energy, and RENEW Wisconsin will celebrate the installation of three solar arrays at Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse of the Sinsinawa Dominicans and their conference and retreat center. The Sisters will hold a blessing and a ribbon-cutting for the panels as part of the celebration.
Eagle Point Solar of Dubuque, IA completed the three solar installations this past October. The three arrays will directly supply power to a waste-water treatment plant, a well house, and St. Dominic Villa, a skilled nursing facility. Each solar array will offset the congregation’s electric use by 30%, saving the organization over $35,000 in annual utility costs.
A WEEK OF SERVICE AT AN IMMIGRANT SHELTER IN EL PASO HELPS EASE THE BURDENS OF DESPERATE FAMILIES
Springfield, Ill.—On Sunday, November 11, Springfield Dominican Sisters Anita Cleary and Marcelline Koch will travel to El Paso, Texas to volunteer at a Catholic shelter for asylum seekers called Annunciation House.
“We’re going because Annunciation House and other shelters like it in El Paso are experiencing an increase in the number of families with children who are being released to the streets by Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” said Sister Marcelline. “All of the refugees coming to Annunciation House are families and individuals that Immigration did not place in one of their detention facilities. The vast majority of refugees released are parents with one or two children.”
Dominican Sister of Sparkill Mary Elizabeth Mooney, OP, principal of St. John Chrysostom School in the South Bronx, is the 2018 recipient of the Founders Award at St. Thomas Aquinas College. And, Dominican Sister of Sparkill Cecilia La Pietra, OP, Executive Director of One-to-One Learning, was presented with this year’s Rockland County Outstanding Non-Profit Professional Award. Read below for more information.