Spectrum May 2022 Index

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A celebratory Mass recognizing the 175th anniversary of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary was held March 20. Bishop Donald J. Hying presided. Pictured are (from left) Sr. Laura Goedken, Bishop Hying, and Sr. Ellie Hoffmann as they prepare to process into Queen of the Rosary Chapel.


Sisters Attend Global Synod Meeting

More than 105 individuals from around the world representing institutes of consecrated religious life of women and men were invited by the Vatican General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops to gather virtually to participate in the current phase of the Synod on Synodality that was launched in Rome in October 2021 by Pope Francis. Read more . . .


Sisters Commemorate 175th with Mass

The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa held a Mass March 20 in honor of their 175th yearlong anniversary celebration of the Congregation with Diocese of Madison Bishop Donald J. Hying presiding in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound. Read more . . .


Living Our Anti-Racism Corporate Stance

Each of us is living out, in different ways, our Sinsinawa Dominican Corporate Stance for Anti-Racism. One of the ways I am doing so is through reading and discussing with others Heather McGhee’s book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Read more . . .


Celebrating 175 Years
Making a Difference in Lives of Others

where it leads) as our Constitution states. One of our early Mothers said that we must always have a veil of tolerance to throw over the shortcomings of our Sisters. Read more . . .

Relationships for Mission

Carma Conference
Becoming Friends of God and Prophets

The Conference of Associates and Religious of the Midwest Area (CARMA) is an inter-congregational network of Associates and women religious in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Read more . . .

Relationships for Mission

Recognizing 200 Years of
Dominican Women in the United States

The Dominican Sisters of Peace held an opening prayer service April 19 to recognize the first women who came to the United States as part of the Order of Preachers’ worldwide mission to preach and teach the Gospel. Read more . . .


BA Senior Service Project
Becoming the Hands and Feet of Christ

Bethlehem Academy (BA), Faribault, MN, serves its mission to “love as Jesus Christ loved, to lead, to serve, to inspire, and to seek the truth.” The BA mission is lived out through the four Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community, and service; these pillars have allowed BA to be a light in Faribault and surrounding communities since 1865. Read more . . .


Sinsinawa Gains Mystery Admirer

A lengthy article titled “In and About Sinsinawa” appeared in the Jan. 4, 1896, edition of the Irish Standard, a weekly newspaper published in Minneapolis and primarily aimed at the Irish population of the Twin Cities area. Read more . . .


Phoebe Circle Meets

Dominican Sisters and Associates of Sinsinawa Phoebe Circle of the Milwaukee area met March 30. Read more . . .


Assistance for War-Torn Ukraine

On March 5 at The Oaks on Pleasant in Minnesota, we had an interfaith prayer service to pray as one for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Read more . . .


Florida Sisters GAther

Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa from Indiantown and Jacksonville, FL, came together in March to celebrate birthdays and share a meal. Read more . . .


The Match Game . . . Sinsinawa Style

From the time of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, to our own day, study has been a hallmark of our Sinsinawa Dominican lives. Sometimes this emerges as informal study—of nature, of events, of people, of books, of poems, of paintings, of films. Read more . . .


Sr. Joeann’s Art Travels to Montana

The Missoula (MT) Art Museum announces Joeann Daley: Montana Remembered. The exhibition comprises three print and collage series made by Joeann Daley, OP, between 1969 and 1988. Read more . . .


Transitions’ Renewable Energy Projects
Benefit Low-Income Populations

Transitions, Spokane, WA, is celebrating its third solar project since 2018, continuing to demonstrate how individuals and families with a low income and who are formerly homeless can benefit from this technology. Read more . . .


Certificate of commendation

Honoring the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa 175th Anniversary. Read more . . .


In Solidarity with Ukraine

Elizabeth Rodkewich, OP, and Isabel Rafferty, OP (photographer), attended a March 5 rally in Madison, WI, in support of Ukraine following Russian attacks on the country and its people. Sisters and Associates continue to pray for a peaceful resolution to the conflict there. Read more . . .

















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