Protecting Pollinators

Protecting Pollinators

Last week small, sandy nests began popping up on the grounds of our administrative offices at Mariandale. They caught the eye of Karalyn Lamb, a local naturalist on a bird walk, who paused and snapped the above photo of a ground nesting bee emerging from her nest....
Dominican Sisters of Hope Launch Composting Initiative

Dominican Sisters of Hope Launch Composting Initiative

The Dominican Sisters of Hope launch a new composting initiative at Mariandale In partnership with FLIK Hospitality and CRP Sanitation, and in commitment to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we’re excited to announce the start of commercial composting in the...
Season of Creation 2023 Week Six

Season of Creation 2023 Week Six

The Dominican Sisters of Hope continue our observance of the ecumenical Season of Creation with prayers, learning, and action inspired by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth’s Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity. Week 6 PRAY… October 1 Listen...
Why are we wearing orange?

Why are we wearing orange?

September 30 is “Orange Shirt Day.” This is an annual Indigenous-led observance to honor the lost children and survivors of residential schools. September signifies the time of year when Indigenous children were historically taken from their homes to residential...