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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, […]

Pakistan Christmas Retreat

Pakistan Christmas Week Retreat Goes Hybrid

January 3, 2023

From December 27-31, 2022, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in Pakistan participated in a retreat led by Sister Margaret Palliser, OP. Three local communities gathered in Bahawalpur, Multan, and Loreto to view daily presentations and reflect on “Mary of Nazareth, Mother of God.” This groundbreaking, hybrid retreat combined content shared on Zoom by Sister Margaret, […]

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St. John Chrysostom’s Christmas Pageant Inspires Joy

December 23, 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the students at St. John Chrysostom school sang, acted, proclaimed, and danced their way into the heart of Christmas. Principal, Sister Mary Elizabeth Mooney, the students, and the staff presented an amazing and enjoyable pageant. Thanks to transportation arranged by Sister Mary Elizabeth, the Sisters residing in Dominican Convent and Rockland […]

One to One Learning

No Place Like Home

December 17, 2022

Remember Dorothy Gayle chanting the words, “There’s no place like home” in her effort to get back to Auntie Em in Kansas? Or how about Perry Como crooning, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” These iconic home-themed messages easily find their way into our memory because they strike at something dear to everyone—belonging. Currently, more than 281 million people on earth are displaced

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2022 Jubilarians

November 30, 2022

2022 Jubilarians Congratulations to our 2022 Jubilarians! This year we were unable to gather to celebrate our Sisters’ Jubilees due to Covid. We look forward to celebrating these anniversaries in the near future. Jubilee is a time of thanksgiving for our Sisters reaching milestone anniversaries in service to God’s people. And so, we enthusiastically proclaim, […]

We Have Family in Myanmar

We Have Family in Myanmar

November 30, 2022

The Dominican Month for Peace began on the first Sunday of Advent and extends through the end of December with a focus on Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups that borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. The Month of Peace is an excellent way for all Dominicans to stand […]

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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 […]

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