Spectrum March 2022 Index

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On the Cover

The Madison Sinsinawa Dominicans Against Human Trafficking Committee petitioned Madison’s Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway to declare a Mayoral Proclamation naming January 2022 as Human Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Six committee members met with the mayor for the official acknowledgement of the proclamation, which states “The city of Madison is striving to become a place where human trafficking does not exist, where people have opportunities available to them, and where all people are treated as fully human and worthy of supportive community and freedom.” The proclamation acknowledges the Sinsinawa Dominicans Against Human Trafficking Committee for their work in spreading awareness of this modern-day slavery. Pictured from left: Sr. Judy Aubry, Associate Kathy Lawler, Sr. Maureen McDonnell, Mayor Satya Rhodes–Conway, Sr. Mary Ellen O’Grady, Sr. Kathleen Phelan, and Sr. Reg McKillip.


Sinsinawa Synod Team Established

Pope Francis has launched a two-year process intended to hear from the People of God about what is happening for them locally. His Synod on Synodality: Communion, Participation, and Mission “is intended to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be, to make people’s hopes flourish, to stimulate trust, to bind up wounds, to weave new and deeper relationships, to learn from one another, to build bridges, to enlighten minds, warm hearts, and restore strength to our hands for our common mission” (Synod Handbook). Read more . . .


Celebrating 175 Years


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?I am so grateful for being a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister. I have always felt so supported by our leadership and our membership. I feel so blessed for the many educational, ministerial, and community opportunities that have been mine. I have no regrets. Read more . . .


Starr Beloved by Sisters


Who was Eliza Allen Starr (1824–1901)—not a Dominican religious but a woman clothed in the Dominican habit after her death by two of our Sisters? And who was one of those present who wrote the lengthy, loving obituary quoted above that appeared in The Young Eagle in September 1901, signed “Carola Milanis”? Read more . . .

We Are Preachers


I have said many times that we have so many wonderful preachers. What a blessing! I was referring to those who go to the microphone and who become vulnerable in our presence by sharing their spirituality, their relationship with God. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus calls all disciples to be preachers. Read more . . .

Penny Postcard Memories

My mom had always wanted to become a Catholic Sister. Fortunately for me, she didn’t know how to go about it. In her early 20s, she and Rudy wanted to marry, but Rudy’s father, being the president of Lutheran-based Dana College, and Rudy’s mother, a determined woman, met my mom’s mother—they nixed the marriage idea. Again, fortunately for me. Read more . . .


Sr. Christin to Lead Wilderness Pilgrimage

Christin Tomy, OP, and Dominican Father Brian John Zuelke, OP, will lead a Dominican Wilderness Pilgrimage June 11–17. Read more . . .

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