Joyful women of prayer and compassion who proclaim

the Reign of God through ministry for justice
and reverence for all creation.

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Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold DACA

As long-standing immigration reform advocates, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
commend the June 18 Supreme Court decision to uphold the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision marks a day of hope for
the hundreds of thousands
of young immigrants brought to the United States
as infants and children, who faced
deportation from the only country they have
known had the DACA program ended.

Decades of promoting justice among Dominicans across our country has strengthened

our conviction that living the Gospel is impossible without respecting human rights for all.
Protecting
the “strangers” among us has been an intrinsic part of our mission since the

beginning of our Congregation. While this is what initially prompted our solidarity with

the young people under DACA protection, we realize that their dreams and contributions

have become part of the fabric of our country. What began as supporting “immigrants,”

as suggested by their countries of origin, has transitioned to supporting our very own.

We join them in celebrating the DACA Supreme Court ruling.

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Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Join

Climate Solutions Movement

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Dominican Sisters of Sparkill

Condemn Killing of George Floyd

       

We are greatly saddened and distressed by the recent killing of George Floyd.
We stand in solidarity with all people suffering from racism. 
   
We support the following message that came from the Leadership Conference
of Women Religious (LCWR)
and hope you will join us in doing what you can
to end racism in our country.
 

   

Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened. The continued killing of black men and women; the constant harassment
of people of color; and the denial of the rights and dignity of
our African American neighbors must end now.

Racism is America’s original sin. It is a virus every bit as deadly as COVID-19 that has infected our nation since its inception and unless and until we address it, people of color will continue to die and our nation will never heal. Racism, whether the institutional racism which privileges some at the expense others or the daily acts of hate and discrimination, diminishes us all. It denies that most profound truth, that all of us are created in God’s image and each of us is entitled to dignity and respect.

As women religious we acknowledge our own complicity in institutional racism; we ask forgiveness of our sisters and brothers of color; and
we pray for our nation’s healing, and we know that is not enough.
It is time for bold, decisive action. We pledge to raise our voices
and to act now to end this scourge which has cost us so dearly.
It is long past time to dismantle white privilege and
rededicate ourselves to building God’s beloved community.

We call on the people of the United States to work with greater urgency to eliminate the systemic racism that infects the very soul of our nation. 
We ask God’s blessing on the struggle that lies ahead.

 

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CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENT

The Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary has taken

precautionary measures to protect the health and well-being of Sisters,

Associates, employees, and visitors against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are closely monitoring the evolution of the pandemic. We are following

the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),

Rockland County Health Department, and Archdiocese of New York.

Until further notice: visitors will not be allowed into the Convent; all events

open to the public have been cancelled; employees who can perform their

responsibilities remotely will work from home; all parties who must enter

the Convent to provide essential services, or employees who must be on site

to perform their responsibilities will be screened and have their temperatures

checked to determine whether they can be allowed in the building.

We continue to pray for those who have been directly impacted by the

Coronavirus pandemic. We also pray for the safety of our community,

our country, and the world during this uncertain time.

 

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See how our Sisters and Associates seek to be Christ’s compassionate
presence to children and their families today. Click below to view video.

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News

Sisters Celebrate Their Growing
Presence in Pakistan

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2020 marks the 144th Anniversary of our Congregation!

Read about our journey of past and present.

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Learn about the life-changing Days
for Girls project
we're involved with. Interested in volunteering with us? Send us an email.

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Sisters demonstrate care of the Earth through sale of Falling Waters Preserve property to Scenic Hudson

Sisters' Obituaries 2020

 

Listing of all deceased Sisters and Associates

Congregational Necrology

 

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