Spectrum January 2023 Index
On the Cover
In late October, several Sisters from the Muskego Area Living Transitional Team, the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Leadership Council, and others toured the Stair Crest Senior Living Community space currently under construction in Muskego, WI. Stair Crest is a project of Presbyterian Homes and Services (PHS), and the organization’s staff has stated they remain on schedule for Sisters to begin moving there in March 2023. Pictured are (from left) Stephanie Burris, Sr. Laura Reicks, Amy Cahalane (Stair Crest marketing), Sr. Mary Ann Nelson, Sr. Georgia Acker, Sr. Kate Theis, Levi (VJS Construction Services employee), Sr. Colleen Settles, Tanya Pardun (EDI), Steve Kuhns (EDI), Kari Ajack (PHS regional director), Sr. Toni Harris, Sr. Betsy Pawlicki, Sr. Joan Murray, Sr. Mary Rathert, Eric (VJS employee), Sr. Ginny Pfluger, Vonn (VJS employee), Vicki Keilhauer, Allie Jorgensen (VJS employee), Sr. Judy Jewison, and Pam Beltz (PHS project director). Photo by Eileen Dushek-Manthe.
Visiting St. John Parish
In late November, Nicole Reich, OP; Quincy Howard, OP; Christin Tomy, OP; and Candidate Julie Rambin (pictured from left) traveled to Green Bay, WI. Read more . . .
Setting Out Anew
A Lasting and Evolving Living Legacy
Serving in congregation leadership possesses many perks! A special one has been the honor of representing the Congregation at events celebrating the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa and its members. Read more . . .
Celebrating 175 Years of Mission
Events, Projects Mark Extraordinary Year
The year 2022 was one of jubilation, remembrance, and setting out anew together as the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa celebrated the 175th anniversary of the Congregation. Nearly 30 projects and events were completed over the span of the past 12 months. Read more . . .
Peace & Justice
Faith and Resistance Work on VotingWhen our Faith and Resistance Working Circle (FRWC) met this past spring, we decided the most urgent need we could address was encouraging people to vote in mid-term elections in November 2022. Read more . . .
United Nations Climate Change Conference
Dominican Sister Gives Voice to Shared Concerns
The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP27, was held Nov. 6 to 18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Sharm el-Sheikh is Egyptian for the city of peace, an apt name for the international gathering to address the increasing urgency for climate crisis action. Read more . . .
40 Years of TLC Service
A History of The Learning Center and House of Connections
In 1983, lay members of St. Luke Parish in River Forest, IL, and Sisters of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation established the House of Connections (HOC) in the former convent of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Chicago. Read more . . .
DSC Names New Executive DirectorThe Executive Committee of the Dominican Sisters Conference (DSC) announced its selection of Xiomara Mendez Hernandez, OP, as its new executive director in December. Read more . . .
Sr. Maureen Serves on Panel
Maureen Kelley, OP, was a panelist at an Oct. 30 event titled “A Conversation with Heroes of Catholic Social Teaching” at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Orange Park, FL. Read more . . .
Campaign Reaches $5 Million
Our capital campaign, Mission Forward: 175 Years and Counting, has reached $5 million in donations and pledges as of December 2022! Read more . . .
ECS Students Enjoy Presentation
In November, Priscilla Wood, OP, gave a presentation about Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, to the 5th-grade class at Edgewood Campus School, Madison. Read more . . .
DHS Begins Capital Campaign
In October, Dominican High School (DHS), Whitefish Bay, WI, held its Knight Vision 2.0 ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off its capital campaign. Read more . . .
Sisters Attend Window Blessing
On Nov. 4, several Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa attended a blessing ceremony for the new stained-glass windows at Messmer St. Rose School, Milwaukee. Read more . . .