Dominican Vision September 2019
On the Cover (see above)
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, founder of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, used his portable writing desk (pictured) to keep meticulous records. He “wrote down the vision” of beginning a community of Catholic Sisters who could educate immigrants and their children and help him spread the Good News of the Gospel. Today, our Sisters continue this scriptural tradition of “writing down the vision” as they minister with others to participate in the building of a holy and just Church and society. The Sinsinawa Dominican Constitution quotes Habakkuk 2:2–3: “Then the Lord answered me and said: Write down the vision clearly upon the tablets, so that one can read it readily. For the vision still has its time, presses to fulfillment, and will not disappoint. . . .”
Dreams Turn into Reality
The late Dom Hélder Câmara, former Archbishop of Recife, Brazil, used to say, “When we dream alone, it is only a dream. When we dream with others, it is the beginning of reality.” Read more . . .
Sr. Susan Enjoys Spiritual Guidance
Might you remember when you were young and you had some very special dream in your heart? Read more . . .
Sr. Ellen Teaches Medical Students, Treats Patients
Sister Ellen (Marie Michaela) Gaynor, OP, MD, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. She went on to Loyola University Chicago Medical Center where she completed a residency in internal medicine and served as chief resident. Read more . . .
Sr. Mary Ann Stands Up for Students
In 1973, Edwina Law came to Edgewood College (EC), Madison, WI, from Hong Kong as an international student. She had to take a history class, so she signed up for Far East History. Read more . . .
Parish Life Delights Srs. Eileen and Mary Therese
The four Dominican pillars—prayer, community, study, and ministry—played an integral role in the ministries of Sister Eileen (Mary Ellen) Quinn, OP, and Sister Mary Therese (Mary Coletta) Dolan, OP, at St. Dennis School and Parish, Madison, WI. Read more . . .
Sr. Maureen Receives Nursing Excellence Award
Sister Maureen (Maria Kathleen) Healy, OP, attended a dinner and reception to honor nurses in April 2018. Every year, local nurses nominate and vote for the nurse they believe exemplifies the skills and traits of the Nurse of the Year. Read more . . .
Sr. Joyce Continues Dominican Legacy
Sister Joyce Poeschl, OP, attributes her Sinsinawa Dominican vocation to Sister Maria Loughrin, OP (1887–1952). Read more . . .
Values Reflected at Sponsored Ministries
This year, more than 1,500 graduates from 8th grade through graduate school have been steeped in the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa values of truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community. Read more . . .
Mound Mission on the Move
After Community Days 2018, the Sisters at Sinsinawa Mound were ready to look ahead to what challenges will be presented as we look to future planning and what the implications of that will mean for Sisters who live here. Read more . . .
Villa Sisters Engage in Congregation Life
Each year, our Sisters who share community at St. Dominic Villa engage in study, reflection, and conversation that enrich our Dominican living. Our gatherings give vision to the quality of our life and mission. Read more . . .
Ministry Locations by Diocese
Map of Ministry locations by Diocese. Data as of June 30, 2019. Read more . . .
Minister with Immigrants
Sr. Margaret (Benet) McGuirk (right) visits with Fr. Peter Hinde and Sr. Betty Campbell in El Paso, TX. Several Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa traveled to the United States-Mexico border to minister with immigrants this past year. Read more . . .