SINSINAWA, Wis.—On Dec. 19, work will begin to restore the savanna ecosystem on the elevation known as Sinsinawa Mound in southwest Wisconsin. Ronald Lindblom, land stewardship director for Sinsinawa Dominicans, Inc., will oversee the process of clearing nonnative trees from the mound so that the current forest is transformed into a 28-acre oak savanna, one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet.
Oxford, MI – Sr. Elizabeth Jackson, OP, made her Perpetual Vows as a Dominican Sister of Peace in a beautiful December 2, 2018, Mass in the chapel at the Congregation’s Motherhouse in Oxford, MI.
Sisters Aimee Ryan and Rebecca Nolan witnessed Sr. Elizabeth’s vows in a ceremony by the Dominican Sisters of Peace Vocations team and Sister Pat Twohill. The Mass was presided over by Monsignor Frank P. Lane of the Columbus, OH, diocese, and music was provided by Christine Heber of the St. Dominic’s Chapel Choir.
As part of their course at Molloy College called “Spiritual Autobiography,” students visited the Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse in Amityville on November 5, 2018 to interview and hear all about the lives of some of our Sisters. Lauren Czarnecki, 20, loved talking to S. Mary Ryan who was a teacher and principal. “She told me that many people think that when great things happen to them, it’s luck. But it’s really God’s plan for us. I never took that into consideration before,” said Czarnecki, who is majoring in childhood special education.