Service, Mission, and Ministry

Service, Mission, and Ministry

Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, OP explores Dominic as a person who paid attention to, and connected with, whomever crossed his path. Likewise, she invites us to watch, listen, and notice the world around us in a ministry of presence.
We Asked ‘What Gives You Hope?’ This Sister Answered: ‘You.’

We Asked ‘What Gives You Hope?’ This Sister Answered: ‘You.’

After the events in Charlottesville, we asked the Dominican Sisters of Hope where they find hope in trying times. Sister Bette Ann Jaster answered in verse, which took us by surprise and delighted us altogether. Her words sing the song of women who work tirelessly to...
This Poem Reveals What a Day in the Life of a Catholic Sister Entails

This Poem Reveals What a Day in the Life of a Catholic Sister Entails

Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, OP is an ardent anti-fracking advocate, community gardener, and all-around proponent of protecting and preserving Earth. Highlights of her ministry have been co-founding EarthLinks, an environmental non-profit organization in...
Who Is Our King?

Who Is Our King?

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given now, because you would not be able...
Coming to the Water

Coming to the Water

In the busy buzz of daily life, certain moments stand out to me as stark reminders of what I care about. Such was the case a few months ago at church. The reading was about the Baptism of Jesus. Jesus was invited by John to come to the water. In New York, for a couple...