Spectrum May 2018 Index
On the Cover (see above)
On March 24, Sisters, Associates, friends, and family joined students from around the nation as they demonstrated in support of tighter gun control laws in the United States. The March for Our Lives event was organized by members of Never Again Marjory Stoneman Douglas in cooperation with Everytown for Gun Safety. Pictured are (clockwise, from left) Srs. Rosemary Huddleston, Eileen Brynda, and Kathy Flynn, Associate Ellen Pick, Sr. Anne Marie Palmisano, and Sr. Mary Howard Johnstone with grandnieces Sofia and Elsa and grandnephew Quin in Milwaukee; Quin; and Srs. Christin Tomy and Quincy Howard in Washington, DC.
Remembering Father Samuel
Janet Welsh, OP (second from right), visited Trinity High School, River Forest, IL, recently to teach students more about their founders, Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, and the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Read more . . .
Sister Melissa Waters
My Mercy Story
God’s “day breaking bright,” my vocation, truly introduced me, back in Washington, DC, so many years ago, where, at Sacred Heart Academy, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters introduced me to “Love as sweet labor,” as a force for social justice, and in seed form to what we know our Sister Cornerstones taught us to stand for: an abundance of hope, courage in adversity, commitment to a shared mission, and deep faith in the providence of God. Read more . . .
Leaders Meet at Sinsinawa
For more than 20 years, the leadership of the Dominican congregations in the central part of the United States have been meeting as a group called the Dominican Alliance (DA). In March, 32 DA members gathered at Sinsinawa. Read more . . .
Sisters at the United Nations
Achieving Equality for Women
The United Nations (UN) relies solely upon the goodwill of its member states. Because of this, it holds no legislative power. Yet for the same reason—trust in goodwill—it shows us the best of who we can be. Read more . . .
Edgewood High School
Shining STARS Take Action
As women of the United States, we have the right to vote and to pursue any profession. Yet, we still see much inequity and bias in our world today. We are often left to question our ability to make an impact in our immediate environment. Read more . . .
Join us for Days of Reflection
The following Days of Reflection are being jointly hosted by the Office of Development and the Relationships for Mission team for benefactors, alumni/ae, family members, Associates, and anyone interested. Read more . . .
Experiences of an Election Observer
In December, the Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR) Social Justice Bulletin posted a request for election observers in El Salvador. I reflected, “I could do that,” and began the preliminary work with SHARE El Salvador, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in California and San Salvador. We were given some reading assignments on some of today’s realities, 26 years after the end of the civil war. Read more . . .
A Labor of Love in Galena
As part of the Illinois bicentennial celebration, the Galena Historical Society invited Mary Paynter, OP, to present on Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, and Galena. How appropriate that this talk was given on Feb. 25, the weekend that we celebrated the 154th anniversary of his death. The talk was hosted at St. Michael Church in Galena and attended by many in the tristate area. Read more . . .
Being Open to God’s Grace
Whenever thoughts of the summer solstice are called to my attention, I am reminded of an event which rekindles and refuels a remarkable experience of God’s existence and presence. I have never forgotten it. The quotation from the prophet Malachi 4:2 recalls an experience of 50 years ago. It reads, “But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.” Read more . . .
Celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week
Dominican High School, Whitefish Bay, WI, celebrated National Catholic Sisters Week in March. Read more . . .
DASS Hosts ‘Addressing Racism’ Event
The Dominican Association of Secondary Schools (DASS) hosted a February workshop, “Embracing Diversity: Addressing Racism in Our Schools.” Read more . . .
How Do We Stand with Earth?
In April, Reg McKillip, OP, and Christin Tomy, OP, along with the Sinsinawa Care of Creation Committee, asked Sisters and Associates how they “stand with Earth.” Read more . . .
Jeans Day at St. Dominic Villa
Sisters and staff at St. Dominic Villa at Sinsinawa held a “Friday Jeans Day” event in April where those wishing to wear denim to work on Fridays donated $1. Read more . . .