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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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St. Agnes Alumnus declared Venerable by Pope Francis: Brother Norbert McAuliffe lived Christian virtues in a heroic way

St. Agnes Alumnus declared Venerable by Pope Francis: Brother Norbert McAuliffe lived Christian virtues in a heroic way By Sr. Maureen Foy, OP On November 18, 1895, the two McAuliffe brothers, William (age 11) and John (age 9), arrived at St. Agnes Home for Children in Sparkill, NY after the death of their parents. The […]

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New Principal named at Aquinas High School

SPARKILL, NY. (August 9, 2018)  The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, the sponsors and trustees of Aquinas High School in the Bronx, announce that Mr. Mark Shultz has been appointed Principal of Aquinas High School. He succeeds Sister Catherine Rose Quigley who is retiring after a twenty-three-year tenure as Assistant Principal and Principal. As […]

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Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Celebrate 60 Years in Pakistan

On Saturday, September 15th, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill honored both their past and their present while celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving for the congregation’s sixty years of ministry in Pakistan. What began as an invitation from the Dominican Friars in New York to Mother Kevin Sullivan to participate in building the Church in Pakistan […]

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Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Welcome Guest Speaker, Elizabeth Johnson

On September 25, 2018, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill hosted the second Dr. J. T. Vincent Lou Lecture. Their guest speaker for the evening, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, is Distinguished Professor of Theology Emerita at Fordham University. For the lecture, Dr. Johnson tackled the topics of creation and ecology with the main question for the […]

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2018 Jubilarians Honored

Golden Jubilarians The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill celebrated the Golden jubilees of 3 Sisters on Saturday, October 6, 2018, with a Mass honoring the patroness of the Congregation, Our Lady of the Rosary. Each Sister marked her 50th Anniversary as a Catholic Sister and a member of the Sparkill Congregation! We congratulate these Sisters for […]

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