Spectrum March 2019 Index

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Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters responded to the call from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to serve immigrants and refugees at the United States-Mexico border in December and January. Volunteers at Annunciation House in El Paso, TX, included Peggy Ryan, OP; Margaret McGuirk, OP; Jeri Cashman, OP; Mary Kremer, OP; and Bernadine Karge, OP. Julie Schwab, OP, volunteered in Tijuana, Mexico, with the New Sanctuary Coalition/Sanctuary Caravan. Read more about Margaret’s border experience by clicking here. Pictured (from left) are Srs. Margaret, Jeri, Buffy Boesen (Loretto), Mary, and Bernadine at St. Joseph Church, El Paso.

Sr. Maureen Honored by Her Peers
Award Recognizes Dedicated Career

Maureen Healy, OP, attended the dinner and reception to honor nurses in May 2018. Every year, the local nurses nominate and vote for the nurse they believe exemplifies the skills and traits of the Nurse of the Year. Read more . . .

Tri-State Coalition against Human Trafficking
Hotel Staffs Trained to Recognize Signs

The Tri-State Coalition against Human Trafficking and Slavery held a news conference Jan. 11, the National Day of Awareness about Human Trafficking, at Grand Harbor Resort, Dubuque, IA, where they announced a local campaign to train hotel and motel staffs to recognize the signs of human trafficking. Read more . . .

Climate Change
Sisters Approve Corporate Stance

We, the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration* (OP-SCC) in partnership with the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, believe that our present relationship with Earth and the resources provided by Earth are grievously imbalanced and harmful to the planet itself. Read more . . .

Dominican Conference
Sisters in Latin America, Caribbean Meet

Every three years, Conference of Dominican Superiors of Latin America and the Caribbean (CODALC) members meet to get acquainted with one another, reflect on a topic, elect new members to the board, and make plans for the next three years. Read more . . .

Encounter, Invite, Accompany
Walking with Young People

Encounter. Invite. Accompany. These are three important words that are a challenge to live. This mantra is used when working with those discerning religious life. Read more . . .

Dominican High School
KnightWalk Builds Community Spirit

For residents of Milwaukee’s North Shore area, the commute through Lake Drive is a peaceful one. With oak trees creating a canvas of leaves in the summer, glimpses of Lake Michigan peek into view at curves of the road. Read more . . .

Mustard Seeds
Taking Root in Trinidad

“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a person takes and sows in a field. It is the smallest of seeds, but when it grows up it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that the birds come and make their nests in its branches” (Matthew 13:31–32). Read more . . .

Dominican Wellspring
Spiritual Enrichment Ministry Rewarding

The Dominican Wellspring Retreat House in Trinidad opened its doors to the public Sept. 22, 2012, and ceased on March 1, 2018. The retreat house was launched with a Eucharistic celebration and blessing of the premises, presided over by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris and assisted by our parish priest, Karol Wielgosz, OP. Read more . . .

Wisconsin Religious Collaborative
Korte Named Executive Director

The Wisconsin Religious Collaborative (WRC) has announced the hiring of an executive director. Lynelle “Lyn” Korte, CAE, will fill the position. In announcing the hiring, Board President Sister Pat Cormack, SCSC, said, “Lynelle is a well-rounded certified association executive with more than 20 years of experience, excelling at strategy as well as functional leadership and execution.” Read more . . .

Sr. Patricia Speaks at MLK Jr. Event

Patricia Rogers, OP, was guest speaker at “A Testament of Hope” memorial prayer service held Jan. 19 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Milwaukee, WI, to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more . . .

WeHaKee Codirector Receives Award

In December, the American Camp Association (ACA) announced the 2019 national award recipients, comprised of professionals in the camping field that make a significant difference through their work. Maggie Braun, codirector of WeHaKee Camp for Girls in Winter, WI, was the recipient of the ACA National Service Award! Read more . . .

El Paso
Responding to Needs of Immigrants, Refugees

Our Sinsinawa Dominican Direction Statement calls us “to respond to the needs of immigrants and refugees and to seek ways to relieve suffering.” All of us—through prayers, messages, and donations—were united in our recent endeavor at Annunciation House in El Paso, TX. Read more . . .

National Catholic Sisters Week
Listen Up! Hear with Your Heart

To commemorate National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW), March 8–14, Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi Valley have come together to invite you to Listen UP! Read more . . .

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