Around the United States the first weekend of July, Dominican Sisters and associates joined rallies and marches to end family separation. For photos and more information about the rallies and marches, please click here.
Salem, OH – The largest workplace raid this year took place in Salem, OH, on June 19. At that time, 140 people working at a meat processing facility were detained by ICE and transported to a processing center about an hour away.
“It was a shock,” said Sr. Rene Weeks, a Dominican Sister of Peace serving as the Director of the Hispanic ministry, Centro San Pablo, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem. She and the other members of the St. Paul Congregation mobilized immediately to serve the families left behind in the wake of the raid.
On Friday, June 22nd, the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell opened their Assembly by honoring Sister Patricia Hogan, OP, with the 2018 Dominican Sisters Peace Award. This award, established in 1995 by the congregation’s Commission on Global Issues, is intended to honor an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to justice and peace.
“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
‘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.