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Friday, August 11, 2017

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Honey at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center


It’s been two years since we at Mariandale welcomed bees onto campus


This July, Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, OP, master gardener and beekeeper Regina Blakeslee, her husband, Ed Levine, and Mariandale staff member Karen Noreika harvested the bees’ honey for...


Friday, August 11, 2017

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Sister Stephanie Frenette holds Salomé 


One of the most moving and yet heartbreaking trips that we make during our Mission is to Pajarito Azul, a disability center for abandoned people of all ages. The facility is divided into two parts: children and adults. Most of the children have physical disabilities and cannot...


Friday, August 11, 2017

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There is a nursing home in Masaya, Nicaragua, and, this July, the Mission of Hope had the opportunity to visit San Antonio Nursing Home— the first time in about five years. Twenty-three Missioners ventured to this location, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. We had the opportunity to deliver handmade blankets to...


Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Shrine of prophet Nahum Alqush- Iraq. Photo by Frdos Zora, op


Three years ago, the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena from Erbil, Iraq left their homes in order to flee ISIS. In the time since, they have been refugees and have ministered to fellow refugees within refugee camps. As they write, "We started a journey...


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Sister Gloria Marie with local schoolchildren 


On July 10, Dominican Sister of San Jose Gloria Marie Jones, OP left on the adventure of a lifetime. She is currently spending a little over two months with the Dominican Sisters of Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Kenya. During this time, Sister Gloria is “engaging in an in depth analysis...


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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A native of Tokyo, Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP earned a foreign student scholarship to study music in Miami in 1951. The following year, she entered the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, MI. Sister is now a Professor Emerita at Siena Heights University, Adrian, where she taught music for many years.



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