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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 […]

Fr. James Martin

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 […]

Sister Stephen Gerard Joins STAC Hall of Fame

April 1, 2023

On Thursday, March 30, 2023, Sister Stephen Gerard Miick was inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) Hall of Fame with four other alumni/ae. College President Ken Daly expressed his gratitude for the honorees who inspire current and future students to excel, make meaningful contributions in their professions, and learn the importance of paying […]

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, […]

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