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Laudato Sì Action Platform

Laudato Sì Action Platform

Introduction: What is Laudato Sì’ and Its Action Platform The groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si’, written by Pope Francis in 2015, is a beautiful and comprehensive exploration on how to care for Earth, our common home. It presents a new vision which he calls...

Dominican Vision May 2024

Dominican Vision May 2024

On the Cover Recently, several Sisters from Sinsinawa Mound visited Glass Heritage in Davenport, IA, to view progress of the restoration work on the stained glass windows from St. Clara Chapel at Sinsinawa. “Seeing four of our stained glass windows being repaired was...

Visitation Holds Mass for Alums

‘I Am from Vis!’ by Bernadine Karge, OP On Sunday, March 10, the Catholic community at St. Basil/Visitation Parish, Chicago, welcomed former Visitation parish members and grade school and high school alums to their 9 a.m. Mass. The church was aglow with the bright...

Sr. Toni Meets Fr. Vittorio

In March, Toni Harris, OP, met Father Vittorio Mazzucchelli in Italy. Fr. Vittorio is a 5th–generation nephew of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. Fr. Vittorio was in a car accident in the early 2000s and claims that he was cured by praying through the intercession of...

A Railroad and New College for Sinsinawa?

Historical Decisions Pave New Paths by Mary Paynter, OP As St. Clara Academy flourished in the late 19th century, and, as the Sisters’ hopes for a college began to develop, the need for a broader outreach to students was evident. When the Galena and Southwestern...

Villa Bustling with Activity

Spring weather and resilient daffodils inspire life at St. Dominic Villa. We have gathered to enjoy wonderful monthly socials. In February, we celebrated Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, with Italian foods, sodas, and a reading of one of his letters home to his father....

Weekly Preaching

Weekly Preaching

Living with Courage 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 16, 2024 SCRIPTURE Ez 17:22-24 2 Cor. 5:6-10 Mk 4:26-34 PREACHING “Brothers and sisters: we are always courageous.” I’m not sure I can always say that. As a child, I looked forward to the yearly TV broadcast of The...

Sisters in the Spotlight

Sisters in the Spotlight

Judy Lund, OP What is your current ministry and/or what ministry has been your favorite over the years? Teaching Scripture to 5th and 6th graders at St. Matthew Catholic School, Kalispell, MT. What do you love most about being a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa? Our...

Art Talk at Prairie View

Art Talk at Prairie View

Sisters at Prairie View Manor, Footville, WI, enjoyed an art display and presentation by Isabel Rafferty, OP (pictured). She visited April 12 and showed much of her recent work there. Photo by Sr. Elizabeth Wrenn.

Sisters View Solar Eclipse

Sisters View Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse occurred April 8, and Sisters across the United States went outside to view the historic event. At Sinsinawa Mound (top, from left), Srs. Jo Ann Timmerman, Mary Liana Glynn, Mary Hopkins, and Sharron Bauer and (bottom left) at St. Dominic Villa,...

Spring Appeal

Your Donation Can Help Us Create New Historical Exhibit We Count on Your Support Your donation will help us create an exceptional exhibit. Donate online at sinsinawa.org/donate or call (608) 748-4411, ext. 292. Thank you! Our Sisters remember you in daily prayer.

Sinsinawa Sweepstakes

Sinsinawa Sweepstakes: Official Rules 2024 Official Rules and Entry Procedures Sinsinawa Sweepstakes: Five cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded as soon as possible after winners are selected in a random drawing at noon October 8, 2024, at Sinsinawa Mound....

CDN Novices Visit Stair Crest

CDN Novices Visit Stair Crest

Pictured above from left: Srs. Angelo Collins, Alice Ann Byrne, Ruella Bouchonville, Terri Schell, Sarah Anne Kaminski, Julie Rambin, Angela Tran, Christa Cunningham, Teresa Montes Lara, Mary McNulty, Paula Danforth, Elyse Marie Ramirez, Janet Welsh, Mary Ellen...

Fields of Sinsinawa Group Begins Work

Fields of Sinsinawa Group Begins Work

The Legacy of Our Land by Sheila Fitzgerald, OP Over the years, I have heard many of our Sisters say, “The land at Sinsinawa will carry our legacy into the future.” Truly, we have grown in our realization that the land does carry our mission. We have carried the name...

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

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...

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...

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,...