Spectrum November 2022 Index

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Dominican Sisters and Associates of Sinsinawa enjoyed an anniversary celebration Sept. 9–11 at Camp WeHaKee in Winter, WI. Together they commemorated the Congregation’s 175 years while canoeing, kayaking, hiking, boat riding, praying, and playing. Blessed by a full moon, clear skies, and campfires, those attending reconnected in good company with one another. Pictured are (top, from left) Reg McKillip, OP; Mary Ellen O’Grady, OP (planning committee member); Sheila Fitzgerald, OP; Marie Lucek, OP; Associate Julia Slotnick (planning committee member); Associate Karen Anderson; Siobhan Burroughs, OP; Ann Marie Palmisano, OP; Associate MaDonna Thelen (planning committee member); Nicole Reich, OP; Associate Patty Massey; Mary Rathert, OP; Betsy Pawlicki, OP; Carol Bongaarts, OP; Mary Howard Johnstone, OP (planning committee member); Evie Storto, OP; Quincy Howard, OP; Ginny Pfluger, OP; Joan Duerst, OP; Associate Mary Goonan (planning committee member); Miriam Brown, OP; and Mary Meillier. Sisters boating (bottom) include Miriam, Ann Marie, and Marie. Photos courtesy of Sr. Mary Ellen.


Madison Sisters Push Anti-Trafficking Efforts

The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa anti-trafficking committee in Madison, WI, received a grant from the Sinsinawa Ministry Grant Fund for a bus wrap with an anti-trafficking message. Read more . . .

Sister in the Spotlight

Sr. Tere, Family Sew Clothes for Newborns

Ten years ago, I returned to my native Bolivia. My sister, cousins, and nieces wanted to start a project that would help others. It is customary in Bolivia to knit or do some sewing as a hobby. One can see on the streets of Cochabamba venders knitting something for themselves or to sell. Read more . . .


Celebrating 175 Years
Live Simply, Centered in Prayer

What do you love most about being a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa? Read more . . .


Synod Update: Careful Listening

On Aug. 26, at 6 a.m. (central), Maggie Hopkins, OP, and Sarah Naughton, OP, attended a Vatican press conference with around 140 others from around the world to hear an update on the synod in process and plans for moving to the continental phase of the Synod on Synodality. Read more . . .

Peace & Justice

Season of Creation
The Ripple Effect

During the Season of Creation Sept. 1–Oct. 4, the Sinsinawa Care of Creation Committee invited Sisters and Associates to participate in a project to address plastic pollution that has engulfed our world for too long a time. Read more . . .

Peace & Justice

Sinsinawa Presence at the Border
Sisters, Associates Volunteer in McAllen

During the month of October, a group of Dominican Sisters and Associates volunteered at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) in McAllen, TX. A Sinsinawa group volunteered at this same respite center in 2021 last October and November. Read more . . .


Sisters Share Pearl Harbor Memories

Are you old enough to remember the date, Dec. 7, 1941? Two of our Sisters closely experienced the terrifying moments of that sudden, devastating attack at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, HI. A third Sister—Frances Consuelo Ibarley, OP—was just a 4-year-old with her family in nearby Honolulu where all could see the fires and hear the explosions that fateful morning. Read more . . .


Brain Health and Dementia
Dr. Daniel Tranel Visits Sinsinawa

Brain health is a hot topic in health care and the preparation for the senior years of one’s life. Dr. Daniel Tranel came to Sinsinawa Mound Sept. 21 to share information about brain health and answer questions from Sisters. He also came to visit his aunt, Jean Tranel, OP. Read more . . .


Edgewood College Secures Site
for Athletics and Wellness Campus

Edgewood College (EC), Madison, WI, is pleased to announce the acquisition of property in Fitchburg, WI, that will become the new home for Eagle athletics, student recreation and wellness, and more. Read more . . .


Why Sinsinawa?

Crispin Curley, OP (1929–2004), was my camp counselor at a Catholic girls’ camp in Shawano, WI, when I was young, and she was a student at Rosary College before she entered the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation. Even at that young age, I knew “Miss Lou” was a special woman. Read more . . .


3 Years of Jubilee Observed in 2022

Sisters and invited guests celebrated jubilee the weekend of Oct. 7–9. Due to the COVID pandemic, it was the first time in three years jubilarians were able to gather in person with friends and family to observe their anniversaries of vowed religious life. Read more . . .


Diamond Jubilarians Gather, Celebrate

Some Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa celebrating 60 years of religious life gathered at St. Elizabeth Manor near Janesville in September. Read more . . .


Sinsinawa Steppers’ Memory Walk

Sisters and coworkers participated in a Memory Walk Sept. 28 to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin at Sinsinawa Mound. Together, the group raised $990 that will help the alliance offer consultations, organize caregiver support groups, and provide education and early stage enrichment programs for those with memory loss. Read more . . .


Sisters Visit Benton

A group of Sisters visited Benton Oct. 14, 2022, and toured the home of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, and St. Patrick Church. They also prayed at his gravesite. Read more . . .


Baseball Fans Gather

Sisters and Associates in the Milwaukee area gathered at American Family Field to enjoy a Major League Baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs Aug. 28. Read more . . .


Sinsinawa Sweepstakes Winners Drawn

The 2022 Sinsinawa Sweepstakes drawing took place Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Sinsinawa Mound. Georgia Acker, OP, drew the entries and Director of Philanthropy Barbara Brandt announced the winners. Read more . . .





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