The Christmas Spirit Can Happen Throughout The Year

January 4, 2022

Christmas Day may have come and gone, but the Christmas spirit of giving can live within us throughout the year. This past autumn, our Sisters donated furniture to the Habitat ReStore of Ulster County, NY.    Habitat ReStores are discount furniture and home improvement stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity nonprofit organizations. The stores […]

Sparks of Light

Highlights of the Sparks of Light Gala 2021

December 23, 2021

Pope Francis has said that everyone has a divine spark within them. The Veritas Award is presented to individuals whose divine spark lights the world in a special way. This year’s award recipients were Louis Shapiro and Boniface and Alison Zaino. Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta was honored posthumously. Each of these remarkable individuals has demonstrated […]

December is Dominican Month of Peace for Venezuela

December 14, 2021

Dominican Sisters of Sparkill continue to mark the observance of the Dominican Month of Peace, which focuses this year on Venezuela Many of us remember the dictatorship of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and now the political and social turmoil between President Maduro and opposition leaders. Our Dominican Family continues to serve in regions of the […]

Dominican Sisters spin the November Calendar raffle drum and pull out the winning tickets!

Congratulations to Our 2021 November Calendar Winners!

December 6, 2021

    We are greatly humbled and blessed by the wonderful participation in this year’s 2021 November Calendar. Every Monday in the month of November the Sisters (seen above) spun the raffle drum and pulled winners for the week. Whether participants live in Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill or across […]

Shary Jeanne

Sister Jeanne Shary inducted into the Albertus Magnus High School Hall of Fame

December 2, 2021

On Saturday, November 20, Sister Jeanne Shary, OP, Class of 1981, was inducted into the Albertus Magnus High School Hall of Fame. Sister Jeanne was an active member of her class, playing varsity volleyball for four years, serving as captain of the team in her senior year, as well as junior varsity soccer. At the […]

Sister Nancy Richter

Congratulations, Sister Nancy Richter, Recipient of the STAC Founders Award

November 30, 2021

On Friday, November 19, St. Thomas Aquinas College honored Sister Nancy Richter, OP, with the 2021 Founders Award at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, NJ. In 1970, Sister Nancy began her ministry in elementary education, a journey that would last for 26 years. Elected to the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill […]

Prayer service for the launch of Laudato Sí Action Platform

Prayer Service for Launch of Laudato Sí

November 30, 2021

On Sunday, November 14, Pope Francis launched the Laudato Sí Action Platform, based on his second encyclical subtitled “On Care of Our Common Home.” We, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, are committed to protecting the environment, as we clearly state in our Mission Statement and our land ethic. On Monday, November 15, we held a […]

Lto R: Associates Ellen O'Sullivan, Diane Dunne, Ann Hagopian, and Rae-Ann Heim

Pajama and Book Drive. A Wonderful Success!

November 15, 2021

Our Sparkill Dominican Associates collaborated with the Pajama Program and held our third annual Pajama & Book Drive. We thank all in the community who donated pairs of pajamas with books for bedtime to children in area shelters. Some of the donations came in the form of checks, and gift cards, too.   Under the […]

The La Ofrenda Project - Honoring the Dominican Sisters who have passed

La Ofrenda Project

November 15, 2021

For three years, the middle school students from St. Gregory Barbarigo School have traveled to the cemetery at Dominican Convent to place the red bows made by Sister Ann Eigenbauer, other Sisters, and Associates on the graves of deceased Sparkill Dominican Sisters. For the past two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students have […]

Wholeness of Life Gala Awardees

Wholeness of Life Gala

November 15, 2021

The New York City HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) was honored at the Wholeness of Life Gala on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Sister Margaret Theresa Oettinger, OP, director of spiritual care at Hospital for Special Surgery, was joined by her chaplaincy staff and members of the HSS spiritual care committee, along with the chaplains from Mary […]

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