OP at COP-27

Breakthrough Deal at COP-27

November 25, 2022

Sister Dusty Farnan, OP who represents the Dominican Family at the United Nations in New York, recently attended the United Nations COP-27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This global gathering of heads of State, representatives, NGO’s, CEOs, grass roots activists, come together to continue the on-going efforts to renew international collaboration on […]

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Pajama Drive Shifts Into High Gear

November 22, 2022

The Associates of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill were happy to host the 5th Annual Pajama and Book Drive. Started in 2001 by Genevieve Piturro, the drive collects pajamas and book sets for young boys and girls. While reading to and working with the children who were waiting for placement in foster care, she was […]

Sr. Susan Dunn, STAC Founders Award

Sister Susan Dunn, OP, EdD, Receives St. Thomas Aquinas College 2022 Founders Award

November 9, 2022

Sister Susan Dunn with (L-R): Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Linda LoRe, President Ken Daly, Associate Dean for Student Development Norman Huling, WCBS Anchor Cindy Hsu, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Thomas Flood On Thursday, November 3, 2022, St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) celebrated its 70th Anniversary at The Rockleigh, in Rockleigh, NJ, at the […]

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Under Mary’s Mantle

November 7, 2022

During the month of November, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill introduced a new Dominican song of final commendation for their funeral celebrations. Written by Sister Margaret Palliser, OP, “Under Mary’s Mantle” takes its inspiration from one of the stories recorded by Blessed Cecilia Cesarini (1203-1290), one of the first Dominican nuns in Rome who was […]

Vigil to Remember Gun Violence Victims

It Has to Stop

November 3, 2022

Sister Margo Saich and Associate Adele Tesseyman place ribbons of remembrance at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church vigil. November 3 is the feast day of our Dominican brother, St. Martin de Porres of Peru.  Martin is the patron saint of social justice, which has long been a commitment of our Congregation.  Recently, a group of our […]

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Albertus Magnus High School Celebrates 65 Years!

October 28, 2022

  On October 27, 2022, Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, New York, a Catholic, co-educational community of more than 500 students, celebrated a school-wide liturgy commemorating the school’s 65th anniversary. The Sisters of the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill, New York, founded the school in 1957 and have founded […]


Friends of the Dominican Sisters Golf Tournament

October 20, 2022

Bob Laughlin and Patty Benner, helping the cause. On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the Friends of the Dominican Sisters, held a golf tournament and BBQ Buffet at the Paradise Valley Golf Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Nearly 150 golfers participated in this event to benefit the retirement needs of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. Throughout […]

Ground Breaking for New Site

 Let Your Light Shine

October 6, 2022

Sr. Mary Ann Buhr, Carla Henry (recipient of first house, neighbor, and Women’s Circle member), Gary Karasek (architect who did all drawings for new building), Edra Cherry (Women’s Circle member), Sharon Wilbourn (Women’s Circle member), Sr. Carol Lehmkuhl. We have good news to share! On October 6, 2022, the East Side Heart and Home Family […]

Sparkill Associates Celebrate 42-Year Journey

September 30, 2022

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, the Sparkill Associates celebrated their 42nd Anniversary with the commitment renewals of 12 Associates and the recognition of Associates Josephine Capone, Carol Davide, and Ellen O’Sullivan for their 40 years of dedication to the life and mission of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. The celebration was held in Our Lady […]

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Sister Ursula Joyce honored by United Hospice

September 29, 2022

On September 23, 2022, United Hospice of Rockland honored Sister Ursula Joyce, OP, with the 2022 Dr. Joe and Marsha Rand Leadership Award at their “Let’s Dance Gala.” Held at the Pearl River Hilton, the annual gala raises awareness and much needed funds for United Hospice. Sister Ursula is a founding member and has served […]

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