“Springfield Dominican Sister Barbara Bogenschutz has been recognized by a national Catholic organization for her ministry within the Oglala Sioux community in the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota.” Read article
Monthly Archives: September 2019
On Sept. 20, 250,000 young people and other climate advocates gathered in NYC alongside Greta Thunberg. Amityville Dominican Sisters protested locally at a peaceful demonstration in front of Congressman Peter King’s Office in Massaepequa, NY. In attendance were: Sisters Barbara Schwarz, Jeanne Clark, Eileen Corcoran, Margaret Galiardi, Eileen McCormick, Catherine O’Shea, Lorraine Liebold and Associate Ginny Campbell.
“It was such a joy to be with the people in support of the youth and the climate strike,” said S. Jeanne Clark who attended the event. Thinking of mountain top mining practices, the continued use of fossil fuels, and so many other environmental crises, S. Jeanne applauded Greta Thunberg as she scolded the UN with the words, “How dare you?”
“As Dominicans it is such a part of our charism to tell the truth, and Greta Thunberg is real truth teller,” said S. Jeanne. “We need to be there with these young people! It’s the young people, the next generation who are calling for change! The earth and young people need elders, people of wisdom, who have so much life experience.”
In October, Sister Margaret Mayce will head to Rome to claim her new position as the International Coordinator for Dominican Sisters International, DSI. It is an umbrella organization that was founded in 1995 which gathers 150 Dominican congregations from more than a hundred countries with the goal of strengthening the communication and collaboration in the Dominican family, especially among apostolic sisters. The headquarters is in Rome, Italy.
The ironic twist is that while S. Margaret hopes to unite the voices of Dominican sisters around the world, she will do so in whispered tones. After a recent surgery, her vocal chords were left damaged. At a recent Mass at the Motherhouse, she wondered out loud to our congregation, “How can I be a preacher with only half a voice?”
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