Celebrating St. Dominic Day in St. Louis

August 8, 2023

Twenty-five Sparkill Dominican Sisters and Associates gathered at St. Catherine Laboure Church on August 6, 2023, to celebrate the Feast of St. Dominic, patron of the Order. The prayer service honored Dominic, a grace-filled preacher with readings from Henri Lacordaire, OP, and Paul’s letter to Timothy (2 Tim. 4:2) admonishing him to preach the truth […]

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A Spirit of Excellence and Care

June 12, 2023

Dominican Sisters of Sparkill at St. Anthony’s Mass of Thanksgiving In many ways, it was a normal, end-of-school-year celebration, honoring teachers who were retiring after many years of dedicated service. But the celebration on June 3, 2023, at Saint Anthony Parish, Nanuet, NY, had a special significance. With the retirement of Sisters Dorothy Kelty and […]

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Sparkill Dominican Associates Receive Founders Award

June 6, 2023

On Friday, May 13, 2023, One to One Learning, Inc., a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, celebrated its 26th year of founding at their Hands of Hope Gala. One to One Learning’s mission is to empower immigrants through English classes and supportive services. But the community does so much more. Volunteer teachers […]

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Golf Tournament 2023

May 30, 2023

On May 22, 2023, we returned to the New York Country Club in New Hempstead, NY, for our 26th Annual Golf Tournament. It was a memorable event with 110 attendees enjoying the breathtaking views of New York City whether on the course or sharing a cocktail on the patio. That evening, the golfers, their guests, […]

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Sparkill Dominicans Celebrate an Unprecedented Jubilee

May 26, 2023

Dynamic Duo, Sister Marie Daugherty and Sister Lois Liekweg Jubilarians Shatter Previous Records May 7, 2023 was a magnificent day for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill who celebrated the 147th anniversary of the Congregation’s founding (Foundation Day), and Diamond Jubilees for more than 95 Sisters. The Congregation commemorates Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Sisters celebrating 60, […]

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2023 Jubilarians

May 25, 2023

On May 7, 2023 we were able to gather as a whole community to honor those celebrating 60, 65, 70, 75, 85 and 90 years of religious life as Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. Also included in this year are our Diamond Jubilarians from 2020-2022 who were not previously able to celebrate due to Covid. Please […]

Boy on the Run: An Extraordinary Journey of Survival

May 25, 2023

Paul Galan came to speak at Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, as part of the JCC Rockland 2023 Film Festival that featured his experiences as a young Jewish boy during the Holocaust. The one-hour film titled, “Boy on the Run: An Extraordinary Journey of Survival,” was followed by a discussion with Mr. Galan. A native […]

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Fr. James Martin Presents

April 20, 2023

Tuesday evening, April 11, 2023, Easter joy permeated the air and cyberspace as the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill hosted a hybrid presentation by Father James Martin, SJ. Fr. Martin was broadcasting from home, a community was gathered at Dominican Convent in Sparkill, and many participated in the program from the comfort of their homes. Fr. […]

Sr. Suzanne Walker Receives Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award

April 13, 2023

Father Gregory Oligschlaeger and Bishop McKnight confer the award. On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Sister Suzanne (Sue) Walker received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For Church and Pope) papal award at the annual Chrism Mass celebrated in St. Andrew Church in Holts Summit, MO. The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross is bestowed on those who […]

A Powerhouse in Motion

April 6, 2023

Proud to be born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Sister Peggy Scarano, OP, was awarded a Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa, by St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) Orangeburg, New York, on Wednesday, April 4, 2023. Sister Peggy received this award as part of the 2023 Honors Convocation held at the college for […]

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