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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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Sisters In The News

July 10, 2021

At United Hospice of Rockland‘s (UHR) annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast on June 20, 2017, Sr. Maureen Robinson was recognized for her 5 years of service to the organization. In her remarks, Executive Director of UHR, Amy Stern, shared the following: “Sister Maureen is a multi-talented person – an RN, teacher, missionary, fluent in Spanish, and […]

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Sparkill mourns the tragic loss of Pakistani Sister, Violet Sampour

July 10, 2021

It is with tremendous grief that the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill share of the tragic passing of Sr. Violet Sampour, OP, a member of our Community in Pakistan. Sister Violet was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, July 12 in the city of Karachi, Pakistan and passed away shortly thereafter on July […]

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Iraqi Dominican Sisters begin rebuilding their lives as they mark the 3rd Anniversary of their displacement

July 9, 2021

August 6, 2017 marked the 3rd anniversary of the displacement of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena of Iraq from their convent and home in Quaraqosh. Threats from ISIS militants sent them fleeing along with countless other individuals and families from towns and cities all across Iraq. Now, 3 years later, with the […]

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Sparkill celebrates its newest Centenarian

July 9, 2021

On August 9, 2017, Dominican Sister of Sparkill Sr. Ann Louise DeGennaro celebrated her 100th birthday! A member of the Sparkill Congregation for 78 years, Sr. Ann Louise has truly lived a life in service to others. From teaching in grade schools, to providing childcare in day nurseries, to supporting the needs of the elderly […]

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Sparkill Congregation joins 161 US Catholic Community Leaders in delivering Climate Change Letter to President Trump and Congress

July 9, 2021

The  leaders of 161 Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, national organizations, and health care providers serving people and communities in every state of the nation, have issued a letter to President Trump and the US Congress in support of climate change science, funding, and international policy negotiations. The letter was organized by the Catholic […]

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Growing Associate program continues to advance the Sisters’ mission

July 9, 2021

On Wednesday evening, November 29, 2017 during the Sparkill Congregation’s monthly Peace Prayer Service, a ceremony was held honoring the commitment of five lay women as Sparkill Associates. Ann Hagopian, Susan O’Brien, and Susan O’Neill, all residents of Rockland County, NY, made their initial 1-year commitment and two others, Diane Dunne and Margaret Hayes, renewed […]

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Rockland County, New York Legislature issues proclamation honoring annual celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week

July 9, 2021

In early March 2016, a proclamation from the Rockland County, New York Legislature was issued to officially honor the celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week within the county from March 8-14. The proclamation was requested on behalf of the eight congregations of Women Religious who reside in Rockland County: the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, Dominican Sisters […]

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