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Sparkill mourns the tragic loss of Pakistani Sister, Violet Sampour

July 10, 2021

It is with tremendous grief that the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill share of the tragic passing of Sr. Violet Sampour, OP, a member of our Community in Pakistan. Sister Violet was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, July 12 in the city of Karachi, Pakistan and passed away shortly thereafter on July […]

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Iraqi Dominican Sisters begin rebuilding their lives as they mark the 3rd Anniversary of their displacement

July 9, 2021

August 6, 2017 marked the 3rd anniversary of the displacement of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena of Iraq from their convent and home in Quaraqosh. Threats from ISIS militants sent them fleeing along with countless other individuals and families from towns and cities all across Iraq. Now, 3 years later, with the […]

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Sparkill celebrates its newest Centenarian

July 9, 2021

On August 9, 2017, Dominican Sister of Sparkill Sr. Ann Louise DeGennaro celebrated her 100th birthday! A member of the Sparkill Congregation for 78 years, Sr. Ann Louise has truly lived a life in service to others. From teaching in grade schools, to providing childcare in day nurseries, to supporting the needs of the elderly […]

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Sparkill Congregation joins 161 US Catholic Community Leaders in delivering Climate Change Letter to President Trump and Congress

July 9, 2021

The  leaders of 161 Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, national organizations, and health care providers serving people and communities in every state of the nation, have issued a letter to President Trump and the US Congress in support of climate change science, funding, and international policy negotiations. The letter was organized by the Catholic […]

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Growing Associate program continues to advance the Sisters’ mission

July 9, 2021

On Wednesday evening, November 29, 2017 during the Sparkill Congregation’s monthly Peace Prayer Service, a ceremony was held honoring the commitment of five lay women as Sparkill Associates. Ann Hagopian, Susan O’Brien, and Susan O’Neill, all residents of Rockland County, NY, made their initial 1-year commitment and two others, Diane Dunne and Margaret Hayes, renewed […]

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Rockland County, New York Legislature issues proclamation honoring annual celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week

July 9, 2021

In early March 2016, a proclamation from the Rockland County, New York Legislature was issued to officially honor the celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week within the county from March 8-14. The proclamation was requested on behalf of the eight congregations of Women Religious who reside in Rockland County: the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, Dominican Sisters […]

Dominican Sisters stand and act together on matters of justice and peace

Dominican Sisters stand and act together on matters of justice and peace

July 9, 2021

Dominican Sisters stand and act together on matters of justice and peace. Read more

Three Postulants

Three new Postulants enter Community in Pakistan

July 9, 2021

The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill are delighted to welcome three young women as Candidates in their Community in Pakistan. At a ceremony in Bahawalpur on March 12, 2016, Shabnum Robia Francis, Sadaf William, and Robina Komal Nazir (pictured below) officially became Postulants in the Sparkill Community. The Postulants have spent the last 6 months living with […]

Direction Statement for the community

At the Chapter Meeting of 2016, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill created and affirmed the following Direction Statement for the community:

July 9, 2021

Filled with the Spirit and compelled by compassion for the women and children in her midst, Alice Thorpe, with a small band of women, birthed in 1876 what would become the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary. In the Chapter of 2016, we celebrate our beginnings and continue our journey as Dominican women […]

Sisters and Associates Call for Justice for Refugees

Sisters and Associates Call for Justice for Refugees

July 9, 2021

Like all Dominicans around the globe, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill have a deep and special concern for social justice issues. The Congregation recently took part in two important projects that call attention to the need for justice in today’s world. First was the Give Refugees Rest campaign, run by the Rockland County, NY-based Fellowship […]

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