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140 Years of Making a Difference The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Celebrate Their Journey of Past and Present

July 9, 2021

May 6th marks an important day for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill– a group of Catholic Sisters who call Rockland County, NY their Congregation’s home. On this day, the Sisters celebrate their Foundation Day, when in 1876, Alice Mary Thorpe, an English immigrant devoted to serving New York City’s poorest, professed her first vows as […]

Sr. June Clare Tracy appointed Executive Director

Sr. June Clare Tracy appointed Executive Director for Catholic Identity in the schools of the Archdiocese of NY

July 9, 2021

Sr. June Clare Tracy appointed Executive Director for Catholic Identity in the schools of the Archdiocese of NY. Read more

New Leadership Team

New Leadership Team to Guide the Sparkill Community into the Future

July 9, 2021

Every 6 years, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill elect a new team of Sisters to guide the congregation in living out their mission and ministry. On Saturday, June 25, the Transfer of Leadership to a new team was celebrated at Dominican Convent in Sparkill with a Mass and luncheon. Family, friends, and members of neighboring […]

Artist, Sr. Elizabeth Slenker, awarded the Dominican Institute for the Arts' highest honor

Sr. Elizabeth Slenker awarded Dominican Institute for the Arts’ Fra Angelico Award for dedication to Preaching through the Arts

July 9, 2021

The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) is a grassroots collaboration of artists — Dominican Sisters, Friars, Laity and Associates — who are committed to Preaching through the Arts. The DIA held its annual meeting at Siena Retreat Center in Racine, WI from July 27-30, 2016. Their “Artists’ Spirit Flows” theme was particularly beautiful amidst […]

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Sr. Kathleen Donnelly elected to serve on Executive Committee of the Dominican Sisters Conference

July 9, 2021

The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill are proud to announce that our Sister Kathleen Donnelly has been elected by Dominican Sisters throughout the country to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dominican Sisters Conference (DSC). The DSC unites Sisters and Associates of US Dominican Congregations in their mission to preach the Gospel of […]

Associate Marisa Ganey during commitment ceremony

Sparkill Congregation celebrates the Feast of St. Dominic and Associates’ commitments amidst the 800th Anniversary of the Order

July 9, 2021

On August 7, 2016, Sparkill Dominicans in St. Louis gathered to celebrate St. Dominic’s Feast Day. The celebration began with prayer and a special ceremony for the Associates. A new Associate, Marisa Ganey, was welcomed as she made her first commitment to the community. Associate Kathryne Hof then recommitted to the community for 5 years.  Several […]

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Celebrating a 105-year relationship in St. Louis

July 9, 2021

On Sunday, July 24, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill were honored by the pastor and people of Epiphany Parish in St. Louis, MO for their 105 years of service to the parish and its school. A Mass of thanksgiving was held to celebrate this long relationship and the many lives touched through ministry there. The […]

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Sparkill Dominican Leads Parish Community in Building of New Catholic School

July 9, 2021

MONROE CITY, MO. — Sunday, August 21, 2016 marked an incredible milestone for the parish communities of Holy Rosary and St. Stephen in Monroe City, MO. Parishioners, friends, students and families came together for the dedication and opening of a brand new Catholic elementary school which is the product of nearly five years of research, planning, […]

2016 Jubilarians Honored

2016 Jubilarians Honored

July 9, 2021

Golden Jubilarians On Saturday, October 15, 2016, four Dominican Sisters of Sparkill celebrated 50 years of religious life with the Congregation. The Golden Jubilees were celebrated at the community’s Motherhouse in Sparkill with a Mass and a festive gathering of Sisters, Associates, family and friends.  We thank Sisters Mary Murray, Aileen Donovan, Margaret Jennings and […]

2 New Associates Make Commitments in NY

July 9, 2021

At the monthly peace prayer on November 16, which was an evening of Taize prayer, the Sparkill community celebrated a commitment ceremony welcoming 2 new Associates to the congregation. Diane Dunne and Margaret (Margie) Hayes each made 1-year commitments to journey with the Sparkill Dominicans. Diane, a former Sparkill Dominican Sister and Aquinas High School […]

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