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Thursday, January 4, 2018

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As we began to think about New Year's Resolutions, we found ourselves focusing on one simple concept: waste. Millions of pounds of waste are transported, buried, and burned in the United States every day. Many people recycle with good intentions, but recycled goods often end up in landfills. Methane gas from landfills...


Monday, August 15, 2016

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Flickr: Steven Depolo

Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, OP is an environmentalist. After co-founding Earthlinks twenty years ago, she has worked to legalize beekeeping in the Village of Ossining, advocated against fracking in Westchester County, and even created space at Mariandale for neighbors to come and garden.


Friday, April 22, 2016

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One year ago, the Dominican Sisters of Hope (in committed collaboration with four other Dominican communities, also known as OPSCC) officially committed to work on climate change impacts. The initiative, which took the form of a corporate stance, was as important as it was heady: the group acknowledged the negative impacts of...


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Flickr: Phil Dolby

The emphasis of Pope Francis on the care of creation has made us all more aware that ecological concerns are “not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” That awareness continues with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.


Friday, August 14, 2015

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"It's a beautiful tomato," Josh Arcaro coos just outside of the kitchen at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center. "I would cut this up into sixths or eighths, leave it raw, drizzle it with extra-virgin olive oil."


Monday, June 15, 2015

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Hope Community gardeners at Mariandale

The Garden at Mariandale was put to bed for the winter. As I stand before the seventeen raised beds, now seeded with winter rye to bring fresh nourishment for the spring, I am caught in a kind of reverie.


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