1993 – Opening of Pillar Place Apartments, St. Louis, MO

In 1990, the Sisters of Loretto invited interested religious congregations in the St. Louis area to collaborate in the conversion of the former Loretto Academy building into low-income family housing with supportive services. The Dominicans of Sparkill joined with eighteen other congregations to form the Intercommunity Housing Association (IHA) in 1991. Pillar Place Apartments welcomed …

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1998 – Park Avenue Thorpe, Bronx, NY

Thorpe Family Residence completes the total rehabilitation of an abandoned building on 184th Street and Park Avenue in the Bronx. On May 29, 1998, TFR Executive Director, Sister Barbara Lenniger, cuts the ribbon at the official opening of Park Avenue Thorpe (PAT), providing apartments for 20 families, many with special needs.

1996 – Dowling Gardens, Sparkill, NY

As residents of Thorpe Village aged, many could no longer live alone safely without additional services. The Sisters then envisioned another setting that would allow for frail but otherwise healthy seniors to maintain their independence in a non-medical setting. Named for Mother Dominic Dowling who purchased the Sparkill property in 1884, Dowling Gardens opens in …

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1988 – Collaborative Dominican Novitiate, St. Louis, MO

Seventeen communities of Dominican women religious collaborate in the creation of a common Dominican novitiate in St. Louis. Beginning in 1990, Sparkill novices participate in the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate program, becoming acquainted with their peers in other communities and benefitting from outstanding Dominican teachers.

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