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Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and Scenic Hudson

July 10, 2021

FALLING WATERS PRESERVE  HUDSON VALLEY – Hudson Valley magazine promoted its annual “Best of Hudson Valley” special issue as a guide to the region’s finest offerings. It cited Falling Waters Preserve in Saugerties as the “Best New Park.  Falling Waters Preserve is an excellent place to explore the rugged beauty of the Hudson River. Hikers […]

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Reflections from the Women’s March in NYC

July 10, 2021

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, approximately fifty Sisters, Associates and friends of the Sparkill community, including Dominican Sisters from neighboring congregations in Amityville, NY and Caldwell, NJ, participated in the Women’s March in New York City. This peaceful march was one of hundreds held around the world on that day with the mission of promoting […]

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The Closing Celebration for the 800th Anniversary of the Dominican Order

July 10, 2021

This past year, Dominicans worldwide have been celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Order by St. Dominic de Guzman. This joyous celebration just came to a close and the Sparkill Congregation was lucky to have two of our Sisters, Mary Jane Bookstaver and Kathleen Donnelly, attend the Closing Mass for the 800th […]

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20th Anniversary of One to One Learning, Inc. — Sparkill Congregation’s local ministry assisting Immigrants

July 10, 2021

Twenty years ago, Sr. Cecilia LaPietra, OP, was looking to get involved with a social ministry that assisted Spanish-speaking Catholics. She recognized a great need in her local Rockland County, NY community which had a growing immigrant population seeking education and opportunities to learn the English language. Out of this need, One to One Learning, […]

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Sisters in the News

July 10, 2021

Sr. Maureen Bradshaw was awarded a Service Award for her outstanding service to humanity by the St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church in Sparkill, NY at their Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on January 16, 2017. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the keynote speaker, received the Humanitarian Award and Hon. Toney L. Earl, Chair of the Rockland […]

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Sisters promote rights of immigrants and workers at local May Day Rally

July 10, 2021

A group of Sparkill Dominican Sisters and friends joined over 100 local residents for a rally in Nanuet, NY on May 1, 2017 in support of the rights of workers, immigrants and all people.  The rally was held in the town of Nanuet at the “4 corners” – one of the area’s busiest intersections, and […]

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2017 Diamond Jubilarians Honored

July 10, 2021

Diamond Jubilarians The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill celebrated the Diamond Jubilees of 36 Sisters on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Each Sister marked her 60th, 65th, 70th, or 75th Anniversary as a member of the Congregation. As it does each year, the Diamond Jubilee celebration coincided with the anniversary of the Congregation’s founding. We congratulate and […]

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Haiti Mission Team Departs for 2017 Trip

July 10, 2021

Early in the morning on Thursday, May 25, Sparkill’s Haiti Mission Team — a growing group of Sisters from multiple Dominican congregations and friends — left for their 2017 trip to Haiti. The team has much to accomplish on this trip, including checking the status of our building projects and water wells, training local community […]

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2017 Golden Jubilarians Honored

July 10, 2021

Golden Jubilarians A beautiful celebration was enjoyed on Saturday, June 10th by the Sparkill Congregation’s 6 Golden Jubilarians, our Sisters, Associates, families and friends! We congratulate these Sisters on their 50 years of serving in Religious Life! Together they represent 300 years of service to God and His people.  We congratulate and thank these Sisters […]

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Sparkill Community celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Dominican Convent

July 10, 2021

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Sparkill community gathered to celebrate Dominican Convent’s 50 years of presence in Sparkill, New York. The life and ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill is deeply woven into the fabric of Rockland County. Dominican Convent, the place from which that life and ministry stems, stands as a concrete […]

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