Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
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The Dominican Sisters Commit to Pope Francis' Laudato Sí Platform
We, the members of the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, Sparkill, New York, USA publicly commit to join the worldwide Catholic community with prayer and action in support of the Laudato Sí Action Plan.
In our Land Ethic, we embrace the following:
Our shared values and beliefs regarding the earth in general, have grown out of our study of the continuing revelation of God in all of creation, in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, and in human wisdom. Our decisions and actions are shaped by our Dominican heritage, which impels us to seek new vistas of possibility in human and world development.
We have come to understand that care of people and for the poor is inextricably connected to our care for Planet Earth.
We pledge to live a simple life in common, to use and share in a responsible manner, resources entrusted to us by God, and to continually deepen our understanding of the vow of poverty.
In our stance on Climate Change, we commit to:
Lending our individual and collective voice to those efforts, consistent with our Catholic faith and the Dominican search for truth, that seek to mitigate the effects of Climate Change.
Educating ourselves, family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues about global warming and ways to address this challenge.
This is not a new commitment, but rather a recommitment recognizing the interrelatedness of the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Faithful to our Dominican charism, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of truth in order to address more effectively the needs of our suffering world, Climate change, immigration, peace, racism, and the needs of women are some if the issues that cry out for God’s healing power.
– Direction Statement, 2016
If you would like to view the letter signed by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, please click here.
News & Happenings
During the first two weeks in February, the Sisters will hold a food drive. Last year we were able to collect 1,550 pounds of dried and canned goods, which were distributed to pantries around Rockland County. Please check back for more information.
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Building Bridges: The Gospels and LGBTQ Outreach
Often in the Catholic Church, the question of how to reach out to LGBTQ people ends up focusing on the few lines written about them in the Catechism. But are there other places to look for insights? Even though Jesus never talked about homosexuality, can the Gospels tell us anything…
25th Annual Golf Tournament
The Dominican Sisters will celebrate their 25th annual golf tournament at the New York Country Club again on Monday May 23, 2022. This silver anniversary event will include exciting raffle prizes and the 50/50 raffle. Please contact Bernadette Donohue at 845-359-4172 for any questions and look for additional information coming…
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Living Our Mission
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We recognize the connection between the cry of the poor and the cry of the planet. We work to make a difference by promoting gospel justice, defending human rights, and protecting and caring for the planet.