Spectrum November 2018 Index
On the Cover (see above)
From Oct. 7 to Nov. 2, Catholic Sisters traveled with NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice on the Nuns on the Bus Tour 2018 from Los Angeles, CA, to Mar-A-Lago, FL, calling for tax justice and truth across the nation. Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters who traveled with the bus at different times included Quincy Howard, OP; Bernadine Karge, OP; Reg McKillip, OP; Erica Jordan, OP; Margaret McGuirk, OP; and Mary Howard Johnstone, OP. After meeting with the Culinary Workers Union, Quincy said the people there are driven to political activism for the sake of their families and inspired by fellow union members whom they consider brothers and sisters. “These people are salt of the Earth, they understand community and are actively working towards a vision of a better life for their children. It’s an honor to walk beside them,” she said. Photos courtesy of NETWORK.
Scholarship Honors Sr. Mary Ann
‘She Stood Up For Me’
Finding a way to honor someone who has been instrumental in your life may never fully reflect the depth of one’s appreciation. Edgewood College (EC) alumna Edwina Law (1973) has come up with a way to both honor and thank Mary Ann Schintz, OP, but also pay it forward to the next generation of EC students. Read more . . .
Our Catholic Faith
Engaging Young Adults
Have you ever wondered what young adults are thinking about their faith and the Church? Recognizing young adults is an important part of our Church. Read more . . .
Focus on Christian Formation
In its 154th year, Bethlehem Academy (BA), Faribault, MN, continues to improve its strong curriculum and its reach into the community. Focusing on the pillars of Dominican life—prayer, ministry, study, and community—BA has developed two new programs: Christian Service Learning and Agriculture Studies. Read more . . .
Farewell, Convent of the Paraclete
Living Authentic Community Life
On June 28, 2018, the Convent of the Paraclete next to Dominican High School (DHS) in Whitefish Bay, WI, closed its doors after housing Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters for 50 years. We covered the closing ritual and the Sisters’ experiences living at DHS from 1957 until 1968 in Part 1 (Sinsinawa Spectrum, September 2018). In Part 2, the second Convent of the Paraclete will be remembered. Read more . . .
Tattoo Removal Program
Celebrating 20 Years
This year, Providence Health & Services of Southern California celebrates 20 years of the tattoo removal program. It certainly has a special place in my heart since it was born out of a community struggling for peace and with the hard work of a dear friend, June Wilkerson, OP (1924–2015).
In 1998, the San Fernando Valley Community was searching for healing from the explosive issues that led up to and followed the Los Angeles (LA) riots of 1992. Read more . . .
My Journey South: Visiting Trinidad
Many people have been curious about my journey this summer to Trinidad. So, I will share a few bits and pieces of my wonderful experience. Read more . . .
Walking to End Alzheimer’s
On a beautiful September day, Sisters, employees, and friends partnered with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin to Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sinsinawa Mound and St. Dominic Villa. Read more . . .