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
Associates and Laity
Dominican Sisters of Adrian: ‘Associate Kathleen Shannon Dorcy on Mission to Help Improve Cancer Treatment in Uganda’
April 12, 2018, Kampala, Uganda – Cancer patients in Uganda face an uphill battle. Often, by the time they are diagnosed, they are already terminally ill. In addition, Uganda is tragically underserved in the area of health care: only one cancer center in the country and nine nurses per 10,000 people.
Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, an Adrian Dominican Associate and a 35-year oncology nurse, is part of a collaborative effort that hopes to change this situation in Uganda by offering training and support to the country’s nurses.
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Dominican Sisters of Hope’s digital journalist/communicator, Gina Ciliberto wrote an article for YES! Magazine: “The Catholic Sisters Empowering Women Around the World.” In the article Gina states, “Women worldwide hold the keys to our future. And we’re not alone in this belief: Next week, hundreds of women will gather from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities for empowering women and achieving gender equality at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women […]”
Dominican Sisters and lay partners from the 18 DSC Congregations in the US and the Dominican Sisters and their lay partners in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya have engaged these past 9 months in our Dominican Sisters International Futuring OP Charism planning project supported by the GHR Foundation. We extend special thanks to all who have participated in this significant project opening up new paths for our collaboration and growth!