Season of Creation 2023 Week One

Season of Creation 2023 Week One

This week the Dominican Sisters of Hope join millions of people around the world in observing the ecumenical Season of Creation which runs from September 1 (Day of Prayer for Creation) through October 4 (Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi). You can read Pope Francis’...
Hope is:  Facilitating Faith and Justice among Adults

Hope is: Facilitating Faith and Justice among Adults

The Benincasa Community is a small lay community of adults who live together in intentional community and stand for justice through actions and ministry that extend to the NYC community and beyond. “We are small, committed…We are inspired by and connected...
Mariandale Garden Feeds Local Community

Mariandale Garden Feeds Local Community

photo c/o Janet Morra This year, the garden at Mariandale is yielding a bounty. Beets, scallions, purslane, eggplant, Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, tomatoes, pole beans, zucchini, winter squash, watermelons, cantaloupe, herbs are all plentiful. And then there’s...
Hope in Our Staff

Hope in Our Staff

Master gardener Regina Blakeslee demonstrates composting with Chef Anthony George Over the past several months, staff of the Dominican Sisters of Hope have participated in seminars and lively discussions about putting Laudato Si’ into action. Recently our focus...
Inspired by Laudato Si’, Sisters and Staff Commit to Action

Inspired by Laudato Si’, Sisters and Staff Commit to Action

In the 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis emphasizes the moral responsibility of all individuals, institutions, and nations to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. He calls for a radical ecological conversion, urging us all to...
No Mow May

No Mow May

The grass is growing and the bees are buzzing…it’s that time again!  The Dominican Sisters of Hope and The Center at Mariandale are participating in No Mow May, an Earth care initiative designed to boost the pollinator population. Across the globe, bees...