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Three young Sisters make their First Vows as Sparkill Dominicans in Pakistan

February 24th, 2018 was a beautiful day for the Sparkill community in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Three young women — Sr. Anna Bashir, Sr. Mehreen Abbas, and Sr. Reema Ashraf — made their first vows as Dominican Sisters, officially entering the Sparkill Congregation and beginning their journey in Religious Life. There was much excitement among the 21 […]

Unsung Hero Award in the city of East St. Louis, IL

Sisters In the News

On March 11, Sr. Carol Lehmkuhl was one of 10 stand-out individuals to be honored with the 2018 Unsung Hero Award by the city of East St. Louis, IL. Sister Carol was recognized for her work at East Side Heart and Home Family Center, an organization that she founded and directs, which offers community support […]

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Immigrants’ Rights. Workers’ Rights. Human Rights: Sisters speak out for all at May Day Rally

On May 1, 2018, better known as May Day, several Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and a Sparkill Associate joined in solidarity with other concerned citizens to rally for the rights of immigrants, workers, and all human rights. The gathering was organized by the Rockland County Immigration Coalition for the second year in a row and […]

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Sisters In the News

On May 11, 2018, Sr. Eileen Gannon was honored by St. Helena/Monsignor Scanlan High School with the St. Helena Award at their 2018 Hall of Fame Awards Dinner. The St. Helena Award recognizes distinguished service to the high school and its Alumni Association. A 1957 graduate of St. Helena High School, Sr. Eileen entered the […]

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Emmaus House Healing Ministry Celebrates 35th Anniversary

A life-restoring ministry at the New Jersey shore just celebrated a tremendous milestone. On April 7, 2018, a large group of friends and supporters, including many Sparkill Dominicans, gathered in Long Branch, NJ to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Emmaus House, a ministry the Sparkill congregation is very proud of.  In 1983, Sr. Patricia Mary […]

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Associate Program flourishes in St. Louis, MO

The Sparkill Dominican community in St. Louis, MO gathered on May 6 as it does annually to celebrate the congregation’s Foundation Day. Sisters and Associates participated in a prayer service honoring the community’s history and impact and celebrated the commitment of three Associates: two who renewed their commitments for five years and one who made […]

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Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine announce their entrance into a Covenant Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine Formally Enter Covenant Relationship SPARKILL, NY, June 7, 2018 – Two congregations of women religious based in Rockland County, NY, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, formally entered into a Covenant Relationship […]

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Dominican Sister of Sparkill reflects on participating in “Families Belong Together” Rally

On Saturday June 30, 2018, rallies took place around the country to demand that our government leaders permanently end the separation of children from their parents, end family internment camps, end the “zero-humanity” policy that created this crisis, and reunify children with their parents. Several Dominican Sisters of Sparkill participated in a rally at the […]

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Sharing the Dominican tradition with a new generation: The 2018 Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference

Albertus Magnus High School (AMHS) in Bardonia, NY, is a long-held sponsored ministry of the Sparkill congregation. Since the school was established in 1960, the Sisters have focused on providing their students with a quality education dedicated to teaching Catholic doctrine and Gospel values and instilling in them an appreciation for the Dominican tradition of […]

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The Pakistan Mission: Sixty Years of Grace, 1958-2018

By Sr. Mary E. Dunning In 1956, on behalf of the Sparkill Dominicans, Mother Kevin Sullivan accepted the invitation of the Dominican friars to work with them in their new mission in Pakistan. When Mother Kevin asked for volunteers, two hundred Sisters responded. Eight volunteers were assigned in 1957 to begin studying Urdu, the Pakistani […]

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