Sister Janice Heery, OP (Sister Jean Michael) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died July 14, 2015 in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. She was 78 years of age. The daughter of the late John M. and Jessie (Downs) Heery, she was born July 22, 1936 in Woodbury, New Jersey. Sister Janice entered the novitiate of […]
A longtime principal, educator, and friend, Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Aquin McDonald is remembered lovingly by the Dominican Sisters of Hope and her New Jersey and New York communities. Sister Mary Aquin passed away on May 12, 2015. Below is an interview with her from October 2014.
HOMILY Funeral Liturgy for Sister Eileen Byrne, OP April 1, 2015 Jeremiah 18:1-7 — 1 Thess. 4:13-18 — John 14:1-6 “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” In her 91st year of life, her 69th year as a Dominican Sister, Eileen Byrne, also known for many years as Sister Jean Catherine, came to […]
Sister Charles Elizabeth O’Brien, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, NY, died on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, NY. She was 91 years of age. The daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Flynn O’Brien, she was born May 19, 1923 in Staten Island, New York. Sister Charles […]
When I received the surprising phone call from Sister Peggy on Friday that Sister Gertrude Mary died I couldn’t help but think how appropriate that she died as we the church celebrate this season on Advent…..the season that speaks the words…. Come Lord Jesus – a beautiful Advent cry. It is a cry to the […]
Sister Barbara Wheeler, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died January 4, 2014. She was 89 years old. The daughter of the late Clarence McCarthy and Marie B. Duckart, she was born September 2, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. S. Barbara’s Mass of the Resurrection can be connected to on You Tube at this link. […]
Eulogy by S. Anne Marie Bucher We are here tonight to celebrate the life of S. Virginia Hanrahan. Each of us comes with many stories about her – and I would like to share some of my thoughts with you. As many of you know she was called Ginny or Ginger by family and friends. She was […]
Sister Kathleen Sullivan, OP, formerly known as Sister James Francis, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died April 3, 2014 at the Wartburg, Mt. Vernon, NY. She was 83 years of age. The daughter of the late Francis Patrick and Katherine Reilly Sullivan, she was born January 29, 1931 in New York City. Sister Kathleen […]
Homily by S. Catherine Walsh, May 28, 2014 Our dear Jean went home to God quietly and peacefully as she did most everything else. As Colossians told us she had already put on compassion, kindness, gentleness and most days patience. It was at home that she learned these virtues through her mom and dad. She […]
Sister Louise Synan, OP (Sister Mary Patricia) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on June 4, 2014 at the Kaplan Residence in Newburgh, NY. She was 83 years old. The daughter of the late William E. and Louise D. McNerney Synan, she was born June 14, 1931 in Fall River, MA. Sister Louise entered […]
Homily for S. Virginia Mohr, OP by S. Anne Marie Bucher We have just heard some very comforting readings. In Isaiah God said to the people “Do not be afraid – I have called you by name—you are mine”… God promised Israel (and that includes us) that troubles would not over whelm them and Yahweh […]
Sister Mary Regis Nuva, OP September 19, 1928 – September 22, 2014 Sister Mary Regis Nuva, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died September 22, 2014 in Denver, Colorado at Presbyterian /St. Luke Hospital. She was 86 years of age. The daughter of the late Giuseppe and Giovannina Cacciaputi Nuva, she was born September 19, […]
Sister Ann Louise Beerhalter, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, New York, died at her home in the Ossining Center of Hope at Mariandale, on February 27, 2014. She was 91 years of age. The daughter of the late Martin and Anna Zimmerhockel Beerhalter, she was born February 21, 1923 in Munnsville, New […]
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We are the Dominican Sisters of Hope: 160+ Catholic Dominican sisters who are committed to living and preaching the gospel message of hope. Founded in 1995 from three communities in Newburgh, NY, Fall River, MA, and Ossining, NY, we now live in fifteen states and Puerto Rico where we serve largely in justice, social, healthcare, and education ministries. Always dynamic, we are everything from Executive Directors of homeless shelters to physical education teachers to published authors. We’re excited to share with you the ways we bring hope to it all.