Lottie Swan-Crawford – Embracing Equity

March 7, 2023

On Monday, March 6, 2023, a resident at Dowling Gardens, Ms. Lottie Swann-Crawford, was honored for her work as a former Human Rights Commissioner in Rockland County. During her tenure, she founded a coalition that built affordable housing and passed the first fair housing law in 1983 in Rockland County. She was presented with an […]

Praying with our feet in East St.Louis

Pilgrimage in East St. Louis

March 3, 2023

Reporting in from the East Side Heart & Home Family Center, Lara Peterson and Sister Mary Ann Buhr reveal some exciting developments. The new main building is well on the way to completion and should be opened by summer! Serving as a beacon of hope, the Family Center will benefit from their new, larger and […]

Freedom March 1965

March to Montgomery Remembered

February 20, 2023

We invite you to listen to Sister Dolores recall her experience of the March 25, 1965, Civil Rights March to Montgomery, Alabama. She was one of the 25,000 non-violent demonstrators, marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to petition Governor George Wallace to pass the ‘Voting Rights Act’. That August, Congress passed the Voting Rights […]

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For I Was Hungry…

February 3, 2023

The Sister’s Mission Outreach committee is currently helping to feed the hungry through a food drive for Catholic Charities and People to People in Rockland County, NY. This drive began on January 30 and continues through February 14; donations may be brought to Dominican Convent, Sparkill.  Needed foods include soup, beans, rice, tuna, canned fruit, […]

Pakistan Christmas Retreat

Pakistan Christmas Week Retreat Goes Hybrid

January 3, 2023

From December 27-31, 2022, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in Pakistan participated in a retreat led by Sister Margaret Palliser, OP. Three local communities gathered in Bahawalpur, Multan, and Loreto to view daily presentations and reflect on “Mary of Nazareth, Mother of God.” This groundbreaking, hybrid retreat combined content shared on Zoom by Sister Margaret, […]

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St. John Chrysostom’s Christmas Pageant Inspires Joy

December 23, 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the students at St. John Chrysostom school sang, acted, proclaimed, and danced their way into the heart of Christmas. Principal, Sister Mary Elizabeth Mooney, the students, and the staff presented an amazing and enjoyable pageant. Thanks to transportation arranged by Sister Mary Elizabeth, the Sisters residing in Dominican Convent and Rockland […]

One to One Learning

No Place Like Home

December 17, 2022

Remember Dorothy Gayle chanting the words, “There’s no place like home” in her effort to get back to Auntie Em in Kansas? Or how about Perry Como crooning, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” These iconic home-themed messages easily find their way into our memory because they strike at something dear to everyone—belonging. Currently, more than 281 million people on earth are displaced

75th Jubilarians

2022 Jubilarians

November 30, 2022

2022 Jubilarians Congratulations to our 2022 Jubilarians! This year we were unable to gather to celebrate our Sister’s Jubilees due to Covid. We look forward to celebrating these anniversaries in the near future. Jubilee is a time of thanksgiving for our Sisters reaching milestone anniversaries in service to God’s people. And so, we enthusiastically proclaim, […]

We Have Family in Myanmar

We Have Family in Myanmar

November 30, 2022

The Dominican Month for Peace began on the first Sunday of Advent and extends through the end of December with a focus on Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups that borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. The Month of Peace is an excellent way for all Dominicans to stand […]

OP at COP-27

Breakthrough Deal at COP-27

November 25, 2022

Sister Dusty Farnan, OP who represents the Dominican Family at the United Nations in New York, recently attended the United Nations COP-27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This global gathering of heads of State, representatives, NGO’s, CEOs, grass roots activists, come together to continue the on-going efforts to renew international collaboration on […]

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