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Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery to Pause Sales Feb. 29

Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery to Pause Sales Feb. 29

Storefront to Move to Stone Building at Sinsinawa Mound SINSINAWA, Wis.—The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa are in the process of downsizing their building space usage at Sinsinawa Mound. The building that houses the Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery is in negotiations...

Dominican Vision January 2024

Dominican Vision January 2024

Over 130 Dominican Sisters, including 15 from Sinsinawa, gathered in Columbus, OH, June 27–30, 2023, to explore new ways of engaging their future together as the Dominican Sisters Conference (DSC). Click here to read articles

Human Trafficking Conference

Human Trafficking Conference

In September, Maureen McDonnell, OP; Eileen Brynda OP; and Associate Katherine Lawler (pictured at right, from left) attended the Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT) conference in Skokie, IL. This group has recently been renamed to AEHT as in the past it was...

St. Dominic Bell Moved to St. Joseph

St. Dominic Bell Moved to St. Joseph

In October, the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Leadership Council approved the transfer of St. Dominic’s Bell from Sinsinawa Mound to St. Joseph Church on County Road Z, Sinsinawa. Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, originally purchased the bell in 1851 for St. Dominic Church at...

Sr. Colleen Receives Award

Sr. Colleen Receives Award

In September, Colleen Settles, OP, received the Edgewood College 2023 Dominican Mission Award. Joining her at the award ceremony were (from left) Sr. Erica Jordan, Sr. Joyce Poeschl, Associate Eileen Murphy, Associate Jean Heinrichs, Kathleen Tait (Colleen’s sister),...

Peaceful Presence

Peaceful Presence

Dominican Sisters and Associates of Sinsinawa and friends stood at the corner of Monroe Street and Edgewood Avenue in Madison, WI, on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon during the holiday season to demonstrate as a silent, prayerful presence calling for peace in...

Praying for World Peace in Indiantown

Praying for World Peace in Indiantown

October 27 was a day set aside by Pope Francis in which he asked people around the world to find time to pray for world peace. The faculty, staff, and students at Hope Rural School, Indiantown, FL, gathered around their peace pole that day and prayed for world peace,...

Rights of Nature Bill Signing

Rights of Nature Bill Signing

In October, several Sisters attended the Milwaukee County signing of the bill for the Rights of Nature. Milwaukee is the first and only county in Wisconsin to have such a bill. Pictured at the signing are (from left) Rita Schmidt, SSJ-OSF; Pat Sullivan, OP; Colleen...

Sr. Christina Receives Award

Sr. Christina Receives Award

On Sept. 10, Christina Araujo, OP, received a certificate of appreciation from the Touch of Christ deaf community in Trinidad as they celebrated their 30-year anniversary. The award reads, “In appreciation of your outstanding dedication and commitment and in...

Keeping Hope Alive

Keeping Hope Alive

The Archdiocese of Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich held the annual Keep Hope Alive benefit event Nov. 30 at St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago. The benefit supports the archdiocese’s local immigration ministries. In attendance were (from left) Judy Seiberlich, OP;...

Sr. Patricia Attends 8th-Grade Reunion

Sr. Patricia Attends 8th-Grade Reunion

Class Shares Memories of Eventful Year by Patricia A. Bauch, OP Not many teachers have the opportunity to revisit their 8th-grade class 54 years after teaching them. It came as a surprise when I received an email from Mike DeBauche asking me to travel to Green Bay,...

Sr. Toni Harris Appointed Co-Promoter of Cause

Sr. Toni Harris Appointed Co-Promoter of Cause

In November, Toni Harris, OP, agreed to join Judy Schaefer, OP, as a Co-Promoter of the Cause of Venerable Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. “Together with our prayers, we hope to move the Cause forward,” said Prioress Tina Heltsley, OP. “Thank you to all who have worked...

Vocation Corner

Vocation Corner

Online Discernment Opportunities Continue by the Relationships for Mission Team An ongoing opportunity the Relationships for Mission Office has provided since September is drop-in online discernment. We invite women ages 19 to 45 to join Dominican Sisters on the...

News from Congregate Communities

News from Congregate Communities

Villa Bustling with Activities by Deb Bomyea, OP, and Coni LaBarbera, Associate Warm greetings from St. Dominic Villa at Sinsinawa. We continue to minister through presence at the many events our activities director prepares—Bingo; music from Tom, Lou, Janet, and the...

Sisters Grateful for Dominican Life

Sisters Grateful for Dominican Life

Jean Tranel, OP What is your current ministry? I am retired and 94 years old. What do you love most about being a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa? Our life of prayer (communal and private). Our presence—being with each other to pray, to share, to celebrate, to support,...

Attitude of Gratitude Event

Attitude of Gratitude Event

Sisters and coworkers attended the Nov. 18 Attitude of Gratitude fundraising event at the Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Success stories of women and children from Maria House and Teresa Shelter at Opening Doors, Dubuque, were celebrated as live and silent auctions...

DVM Transitions

DVM Transitions

Throughout November, several Dominican Veritas Ministries (DVM) ceremonies took place at Sinsinawa Dominican sponsored institutions to ritualize the transfer of sponsorship from the Congregation to DVM. On Nov. 15, Whitefish Bay’s (WI) Dominican High School (DHS)...

Sinsinawa Bakery Production to Pause Feb. 25

Sinsinawa Bakery Production to Pause Feb. 25

Negotiations Move Forward with Roux and Lucia Deli & Bakery   The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa are in the process of downsizing their building space usage at Sinsinawa Mound. The building that houses the kitchen and bakery at Sinsinawa is in negotiations to...

Dominican Sisters Restructure Space at Sinsinawa

Dominican Sisters Restructure Space at Sinsinawa

Mound Center Events Paused, Bakery Negotiations Taking Shape Major changes are taking shape at Sinsinawa Mound. The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa are in the process of updating and reallocating space in the Stone and Convent buildings for future use by the...

AIDS Orphan Sewing Project Thrives

AIDS Orphan Sewing Project Thrives

Program Celebrates 20 Years by Stella Storch, OP Question: What is better than being rescued from traffickers? Answer: Not being trafficked in the first place. There may be only one program that keeps orphans from being trafficked for sexual exploitation, and that is...

Support Our Congregation Building Projects at Sinsinawa Mound

Support Our Congregation Building Projects at Sinsinawa Mound

Sinsinawa Mound is forever our home. Some Sisters have moved to senior living communities elsewhere; however, Sinsinawa Mound will continue to be the home of our Congregation and the location of congregation offices. Sisters, albeit a smaller number, will continue to...

Laudato Si’ Action Platform

Laudato Si’ Action Platform

In 2016, Pope Francis wrote an encyclical called Laudato Si’. Many of us have read and studied and been inspired by it; however, the encyclical has not yet had the impact that it should have had. Much was written about it; many applauded its...

Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Unveil Logo

Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Unveil Logo

The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa unveiled a new congregation logo in December, featuring the familiar, traditional Dominican shield with a modern edge. The public can expect to see this new look on the congregation website, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter,...