SINSINAWA, Wis.—Join Eric Anglada and Sister Christin Tomy, OP, for a workshop that helps ease into letting go of belongings while discovering a connection to your community and living simply. Belonging, Not Belongings: A Retreat on Community, Simplicity, and Sustainable Living will be held at Sinsinawa Mound 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. In a time of great social and ecological upheaval, it is vital that we forge alternative ways of being in the world. During the retreat, participants will grapple with and explore lifestyles that go beyond the consumer paradigm and instead generate connection and kinship. Drawing from examples as diverse as permaculture, Scripture, and 20th-century luminaries Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day, we will inspire one another to redefine the “good life.” For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.
SINSINAWA, Wis.—The Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation recently approved a corporate stance in recognition of climate change and is committed to improving our relationship with Earth.
This corporate stance was written by the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration (OPSCC). Therefore, the stance is introduced by saying, “We, the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration, in partnership with the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa.” Sinsinawa Dominicans believed that signing onto an already-strong stance with OPSCC will strengthen their own commitment and witness to the kind of interdependence and collaboration that is necessary if we are to respond well to climate change. As part of their partnership, the OPSCC and Sinsinawa have agreed to work collaboratively on educational programs around climate change for Dominican congregations.
El Paso, TX – The plight of migrants and refugees at the southern border is a topic of discussion and concern around the country. One group of people are rushing to the border to offer help and hope is religious Sisters. Sisters of all ages, from congregations across the country, are showing up at the “hot spots” of the border crisis – McAllen, El Paso, Brownsville, San Juan, San Ysidro – ready to cook meals, sort clothing, coordinate travel and do they can do to help these people in need.
Five Dominican Sisters of Peace, Imelda Schmidt and Roserita Weber from Kansas, Mary Vuong from Texas, and Barbara Kane and Doris Regan from Ohio, recently returned from El Paso, TX, where they volunteered for two weeks at the Pastoral Center at the Diocese of El Paso under the direction of Annunciation House, a faith-based non-profit whose volunteers seek to live the Good News of the Gospel.