Harvest Jazz Brunch 2017

04, December, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The room was filled with reverent silence as they listened to the Steven McDonald family at this year’s 2017 Harvest Jazz Brunch to benefit Harvest Houses. Detective Steven [...]

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LI’s Oldest Nun Dies at 106

04, December, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Below is Sister Grace Regina Wingenfeld’s obituary published by Newsday about the oldest Sister in our Congregation who passed away on December 2, 2017. Sister Grace Regina W [...]

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2017 Dominican Gala

03, November, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On Thursday, October 26th the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville hosted their Annual Dominican Gala at The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.  Proceeds from the event of [...]

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One Island Giving Day

19, October, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville are honored to take part in One Island Giving Day (oneislandgiving.org), a one-day virtual event that aims to raise over $1 million dollars [...]

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Update on Province in Puerto Rico

06, October, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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We thank God that our Sisters in Puerto Rico are all safe. However, we know that is not true for all on the island. As elsewhere in the Caribbean, where the Sisters live there has [...]

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Sisters Selling Former Queens HS

06, October, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Thank you to Bart Jones and the staff of Newsday for their article of one of our most beloved ministries that is now closed: Dominican Commercial High School in Jamaica. DC ensured [...]

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Sisters Mark Milestone Anniversaries

06, October, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville who are celebrating milestone religious anniversaries in 2017 gathered with their community for a jubilee Mass Sept. 23 in St. Albert Chape [...]

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New Science Health Lab at St. Agnes

29, September, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On Wednesday, September 27th we celebrated the grand opening of a new lab at St. Agnes Academic High School.  The Maureen Martin Fritch (Class of ’78) Health Science Lab pro [...]

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Dominican Village Collects Supplies

21, September, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Dominican Village’s senior residents and staff were proud to partner with Senator John Brooks to sponsor a Back to School Supply Drive for  Roosevelt and Wyandanch School D [...]

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Sisters Celebrate Founder’s Day

12, September, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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There was a special Mass for Founders’ Day on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Our Prioress S. Mary Pat Neylon expressed that “We stand on the shoulders of some pretty awes [...]

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St. Agnes H.S. Looks Forward to Future 

04, September, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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In September, St. Agnes will begin to celebrate 110 years of academic excellence. The school is in strong financial shape, enrollment is growing and alumni giving is at an all-time [...]

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Sisters Meet Cardinal of El Salvador

30, August, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Cardinal of El Salvador, Gregorio Rosa Chavez, visited the Diocese of Rockville Centre to be with the Spanish-speaking people here in their fears and struggles with gangs and i [...]

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Bishop Barres Welcome on Dominic’s Day

10, August, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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“Let us open ourselves to rekindle the belief that the charism of St. Dominic is something critical for the modern world,” said Bishop John Barres, at the Feast of St. [...]

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S. Grace Praised as “Unsung Heroine”

01, August, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Sister Grace Regina Wingenfeld, OP was profiled recently in Newsday along with a two others Sisters from Long Island congregations.  In the article, it boasts that Sister Grace is [...]

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S. Barbara Schwarz Ends Term at D.I.A.

31, July, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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At the end of July, almost 50 members gathered for The Dominican Institute for the Arts gathering in Adrian. Michigan for prayer, artistic development and friendship. DIA is an int [...]

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2017 Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon

28, June, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, N.Y. hosted their 16th annual Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY on Friday, June 23, 2017. Mas [...]

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Annual Tea is a Delight for Sisters

08, June, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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It was an afternoon of sharing and caring at our Annual Tea sponsored at Carlin Hall on May 16.  Unique hat creations filled the room; finger sandwiches and tea were shared, smil [...]

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S. Ave Clark – Walking Preacher

08, June, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Sister Ave Clark has walked 1,000 miles as part of the “walking preachers” with her adorable Yorkie named Sunshine. While she walked through her neighborhood, it becam [...]

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Dominican College Preaching Conference

08, June, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Despite the cool and damp weather this past week, the 13 Dominican Colleges and Universities that gathered for the 15th Annual “Preaching In Action” Conference, had an [...]

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Boxtown Was a Success

09, May, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On April 27, 2017, students and faculty of Molloy College spent a night in cardboard boxes on the Campus Green to raise money for Bethany House — which serves homeless women [...]

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S. Diane Remembers Holocaust Victims

09, May, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Sister Diane Morgan was invited by Rabbi Jack Zanerhaft to light a candle to remember those who were killed in the Holocaust at a special program called Yom Hashoah at Temple Ema [...]

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Volunteers Reflect Caring & Love

09, May, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the wonderful volunteers here at the Motherhouse were celebrated with a special Liturgy and luncheon. Erma Bombeck said it best, “Volunteers are [...]

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Former Members Memoralized

09, May, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Rosemary set memorialized two former members: Dede Dunn and Louise Bonnacorso Troisi, in a special way with two benches in front of the Motherhou [...]

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Puerto Rico Chapter News

09, May, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On April 22nd and 23rd our Province in Puerto Rico held its Elections. We are happy to announce the new Provincial Team: Provincial – Selenia Quinones, 1st Councilor &#8211 [...]

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Sisters Celebrate Earth Day

09, May, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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The Care of Creation Team hosted “Know the Creator through Creation” in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2017. “The highlight of the session was the lively d [...]

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A Newsday Reader’s Letter

10, April, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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A Newsday reader sent the following letter to the newspaper after Sister Mary Georgine Ayer’s obituary was published on March 31, 2017. I opened the paper today and saw the o [...]

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Earth Day Tree Plantings

06, April, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On Earth Day our Motherhouse “Care of Creation Team” will host a “Mercy2Earth” program. This global program is being presented in support of Pope Francis&# [...]

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A Tour of Rosary Hall

06, April, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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More than 20 Molloy Students visited the Motherhouse on March 27 to talk to Sisters, as part of a class called “Spiritual Autobiographies” taught by Sister Alice Byrnes [...]

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Dominican Young Adult Meeting

06, April, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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At the Dominican Young Adult meeting on Sunday, April 2nd,  Dominican Volunteer and Dominican Young Adult, Katt Maloney was joined by Rodman Serrano, a student at Stony Brook Univ [...]

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Contemplating Our Special Vow

06, April, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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What does it mean to take a vow of poverty?  On Saturday, Sister Kelly Connors, PM, spoke of the need to prayerfully contemplate our vow of poverty.   She spoke of the import [...]

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Water Is Life Event

31, March, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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More than 250 people attended the Water is Life event on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Helen Butler Hall.   Participants heard talks from Suzanne Golas, CSJP  who is the founder [...]

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S. Lenore Toscano, OP Honored

27, March, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Sister Lenore Toscano, OP was honored by Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) with a 2017 Women of Distinction Award. Sister Lenore Toscano is the Executive Director of t [...]

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Welcome to UN Sisters

27, March, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On March 18, 2017 the Congregation welcomed women religious delegates from the UN Commission on the Statutes of Women at the Congregational Assembly. These Sisters visited our Mot [...]

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National Catholic Sisters Week

20, March, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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There were kisses and hugs and lots of good cheer during National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14.  NCSW celebrates all Women Religious to help spotlight the ways these incredib [...]

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Motherhouse Welcomes Novices

20, March, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Three novices from the Dominican Collaborative Initiative visited the Amityville Motherhouse on March 12. Katherine Frazier, Ana Gonzalez and Margaret Uche are excited about joi [...]

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Annual Luncheon Announcement

15, March, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, N.Y. will host their 16th annual Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY on Friday, June 23, 2017 a [...]

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Lenten Reflections for the Week

08, March, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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A Lenten Beginning: With the observance of Ash Wednesday, we inaugurate the season of Lent, the yearly season of preparation for the renewal of our Baptismal covenant at Easter. Th [...]

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Dominican Youth Bring Love and Charism

08, March, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Eight Dominican Young Adults and two Dominican Volunteers gathered at the Motherhouse with retired Sisters at the end of February for an informal discussion about preaching. In att [...]

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S. Lissie Celebrates Jubilee in Rome

16, February, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Sister Lissie Aviles, OP helped celebrate the 800th Jubilee in Rome, and even gave a presentation called Take Care of Creation. “It was a good experience because I could see [...]

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Valentine’s Day Visit

16, February, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Students from the Junior Honor Society at St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville, NY visited with our Sisters on Valentine’s Day and made beautiful crafts. Our own Sister F [...]

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Sisters Give Bishop Dominican Welcome

13, February, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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A very heartfelt welcome was given to our new diocesan shepherd of Long Island, Bishop John Barres, at the celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life this past Sunday, Febr [...]

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Molloy Students & Sisters in El Salvador

06, February, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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For the past four years, young people have assisted our Sister Flor de Maria Buruca, OP in her faith-based camp for children in the small village of Sol Naciente, El Salvador. [...]

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Girl Scouts Talk “Bees” at Our Farm

02, February, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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The Congregation’s Homecoming Farm ministry recently hosted a Bee Education fair in Mother Josepha Hall for 35 Girl Scouts from Nassau County. Executive Director Elizabeth Keihm [...]

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Harvest Houses Ministry Receives Grant

01, February, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Harvest Houses, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Dominic that provides independent residential options for well-elders, has received a $30,000 Community Development Block Grant fro [...]

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Sisters of St. Dominic Go Solar

19, January, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Sisters of St. Dominic are known champions of the environment, and have been for quite some time. From their on-site organic farm in Amityville, and the geothermal system at th [...]

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OPening Word Receives $200k Grant

17, January, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The OPening Word has been selected as a Bank of America Neighborhood Builder. This two-year $200,000 grant includes opportunities for leadership development and further strengthe [...]

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25th Anniversary of OPening Word

13, January, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, the OPening Word will celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Alumni, teachers, staff, board members, Sisters of St. Dominic, and honorees will gather tog [...]

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Sister Publishes New Book

11, January, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Sister Vicki Toale, OP has recently published a book entitled,  “One Size Can’t Fit All.”  Sister Vicki teaches theology at Molloy College and is a pastoral ass [...]

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Honor Students Visit the Sisters

06, January, 2017Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Early in December, Junior National Honor Society students from St. Agnes Cathedral School in Rockville Centre visited Sisters at Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse. They spent time in [...]

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Celebrating St. Ignatius Parish

05, January, 2017Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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St. Ignatius the Martyr Parish of Long Beach celebrated its 90th Anniversary year. Members of the Council, the Sisters who reside in Long Beach’s convent and Diane Morgan, OP [...]

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Sisters Celebrate at Lessons & Carols

22, December, 2016Posted by :Carol Hansen

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After a year of celebrations, The Sisters of St. Dominic closed the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers during their “Lessons and Carols” on Sun., December 11 in St. A [...]

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Commitment to Service

19, December, 2016Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Four new members made a yearlong commitment to join the Dominican Young Adults at an evening prayer service at the Motherhouse on November 20, 2016.  Katherine Maloney, Emily Brie [...]

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St. John the Baptist HS turns 50!

05, December, 2016Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip turns 50 this year – and the Dominican Sisters have been there every step of the way! Currently there are three Siste [...]

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OPening Word hosts Thanks-for-Giving

01, December, 2016Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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What’s the word on OPening Word? Twenty-five years of helping women! Recently, hundreds gathered for the annual Thanks-for-Giving fundraiser at the Motherhouse which included de [...]

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Landmark Birthdays Celebrated

29, November, 2016Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Three Sisters of Saint Dominic celebrated important birthdays during October and November. In October, Sister Providence Giammalvo turned 101 years and Sister Grace Kenneth Prender [...]

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Sharing “Spiritual Autobiographies”

15, November, 2016Posted by :Carol Hansen

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In mid-November, two dozen students from Molloy College in Rockville Centre met with our Sisters at Queen of the Holy Rosary Motherhouse in Amityville to discuss their spiritual jo [...]

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Sisters Honored at Villa Veritas Gala

01, November, 2016Posted by :Carol Hansen

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Our Sisters Peggy Murphy, OP and Mary Ann Cyrnik, OP were honored on October 21, 2016 for their instrumental work in the field of addiction and recovery during the early formatio [...]

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Dominican Gala to Support Ministries

27, October, 2016Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY hosted their Annual Dominican Gala celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Dominican Order on October 25, 2016 at The Crest Hollow Cou [...]

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Education Ministries D.R.E.A.M. Big

29, September, 2016Posted by :Carol Hansen

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As part of a new program called D.R.E.A.M. Big, St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, and Molloy Col [...]

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Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Dominic

18, August, 2016Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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Legendary pieces of oral tradition about conversations between St. Dominic and St. Francis, two charismatic founders of religious orders, have long been part of our Dominican story [...]

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International DYM Conference

20, July, 2016Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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In July, young people came from all over the world to attend the 12th annual International Dominican Youth Movement in Toulouse, France. Over twenty-three countries were represente [...]

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Dominican HS Preaching Conference

30, June, 2016Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The 18th Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference took place June 24-29, 2016 at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.  Attending the conference from Amityville [...]

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2016 Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon

28, June, 2016Posted by :Mary Fuchs

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The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville hosted their 15th Annual Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY on Friday, June 24th 2016. Master o [...]

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OPening Word Walk-a-Thon

05, May, 2016Posted by :Thomas Dintrone

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Why: To support the Sisters of St. Dominic OPening Word Program, an adult literacy program for women When: This Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1-3 pm (rain or shine) Where: Queen of [...]

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Earth Day and Homecoming Farm

05, May, 2016Posted by :Thomas Dintrone

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In honor of Earth Day, we planted an Ornamental Kwanzan Cherry tree near St. Dominic’s Chapel on our Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse grounds. In a special gathering before th [...]

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Boxtown XVII at Molloy College

05, May, 2016Posted by :Thomas Dintrone

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On Thursday, April 21st, students and employees from Molloy College spent the night in a cardboard box to raise money for Bethany House. Bethany House provides shelter for women an [...]

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800th Mass

05, May, 2016Posted by :Thomas Dintrone

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On Sunday, April 24th several of our Sisters attended the Order of Preachers 800th Anniversary Mass. It was held at the Church and Priory of St. Vincent Ferrer on Lexington Avenue [...]

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Brooklyn Prep Honors S. Margaret Smyth

23, March, 2016Posted by :Thomas Dintrone

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Sister Margaret Smyth, OP has been named an Honorary Alumnus because of her work as an educator and activist. She will be honored at their annual dinner on Thursday May 12, 2016.

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