Spectrum May 2021 Index

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Dominican Sisters and Associates of Sinsinawa gathered for a daylong congregational virtual assembly March 13. The theme was “Striving to Be Antiracist through Contemplation and Action.” Those attending deepened their exploration of systemic racism by going “where the work is great and difficult,” walking the edge of their unknowing, working on a transformation of consciousness, and becoming impelled to action by preaching with their lives.

Bishops Release Statement

The Leadership Council of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa have added the Congregation’s name to the following statement released by a group of United States Catholic bishops in January. Read more . . .


Dominican News
At Table with Dominic


The yearlong celebration of the anniversary of St. Dominic’s death continues as Sisters reflect on what it means to be at table with St. Dominic now, how his life inspires and encourages us, Read more . . .

Moving to New Community Settings

Sisters Share Their Experiences


Mary Ann Miller, OP, said she is “living the gift” since she moved to Sinsinawa Mound after years of living alone on mission. Janette Wicker, OP, has found a new adventure as one of the first four of our Sisters to form a new community at St. Elizabeth Manor near Janesville, WI. Dorothy Victor, OP, wants people to know that she lived a full and rich life before she came to live at the Motherhouse. Read more . . .

Relationships for Mission
Welcoming New Associates

Six Make Initial Commitments


The following Associates made their initial commitments Feb. 4 during a virtual ceremony held on Zoom videoconference. Read more . . .

A Life Well Lived

Gifted St. Clara Grad Provides Aid to Troops

If you had been a passerby near St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque July 5, 1920, you may have wondered whose funeral Mass was being celebrated. In a packed church, a military honor guard of uniformed men served as pall bearers and stood at attention around the casket. Read more . . .

Sisters Encourage Talents

Student /remembers Teachers Fondly


The article by Mary Paynter, OP, on Georgia O’Keeffe and her art teacher at Edgewood (Sinsinawa Dominican Vision, January 2020) reminded me of my own experience at St. John Cathedral Grade and High School in Milwaukee. Read more . . .


Elly Pick to Receive Cornerstones Award

Celebrating Visionary Excellence

Every Feb. 5, the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa honors our Four Cornerstones, those early Sisters who faced a turning point in 1849: to disband because of poverty, hardship, and few members or go forward into an unknown future with hope. Read more . . .

Care of Creation Conversation


The April session of Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration, and Climate focused on care of creation and featured Christin Tomy, OP (top right), as a panelist along with Leah Clyburn (bottom left) and Catherine McComas-Bussa (bottom right). Read more . . .

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