Celebrating 175 Years
Relationships at the Heart of Ministry
In each issue of Sinsinawa Spectrum in 2022, we will print reflections from Sisters who responded to the question, What do you love most about being a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa?
|The affection, tenderness, and wisdom each one of us has.
Ann Willits, OP
|There are so many reasons why I love being a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa. We have changed and evolved through the years. In my older age, it is how we care for each other as Sisters. We are family.
Mary Ann Miller, OP
|I am proud of the educational mission of the Dominicans and love the spirit of St. Dominic. The world has changed, the country has changed, and Sinsinawa Mound has changed, but the Dominican spirit is alive and well.
Collette Mary White, OP
|I love our relationships with and support for each other and our willingness to risk for justice. I am excited to live into the next chapter of our lives together.
Colleen Settles, OP
|I feel that I am an essential part of a larger whole that is changing the world in the name of Christ. I sometimes say that I am inordinately proud to be a member of our Congregation. My identity is so “stamped” as a Sinsinawa Dominican that I could not even imagine myself not being “one of us.” It’s a deep sense of belonging, mutual respect, and shared commitment to the Gospel.
Mary Ellen Green, OP
|I have valued our life of prayer and study.
Mary Hopkins, OP
|We are bound by love, driven by mission, and in love with creation and the Creator.
Christina Heltsley, OP
|I love the continual challenge to grow more loving.
Kathy Komarek, OP
|I appreciate our love for each other that comes from respecting one another.
Tere Auad, OP
|I appreciate the joy of being alive at a time when we are still setting out to open the way for the Gospel where the work is still great and difficult.
Joeann Daley, OP
|Our call to Dominican life, community, ministry, prayer, and gospel living is rich and most inviting. Our call is ongoing and renewing.
Margery Race, OP