Hope is: Rebuilding Homes and Lives

Hope is: Rebuilding Homes and Lives

For those affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, “home” might not seem very appealing. Long after news coverage of the disaster dissipated, many were stranded with nothing and were unable to return to their unlivable homes. In 2017, New Orleans was hit with a...
Hope is: Sewing the Way to a New Future

Hope is: Sewing the Way to a New Future

In 2015, when Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Headley, OP completed her first trip to Haiti, she was hooked. She talked openly about the need, her ministry of presence, and the hope of it all. By 2016, she was on a plane back to Haiti for a second time. Sister Mary has...
Hope is: Encouraging Play, and Study

Hope is: Encouraging Play, and Study

Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Alice Hannan, OP was volunteering at a homeless shelter for runaway women under twenty-one-years-old when she first met Desda, a homeless woman in Manhattan who she would soon befriend. In 2000, Sister Mary Alice opened Desda’s Grate, a...
Hope is: Giving Women a Space to Thrive

Hope is: Giving Women a Space to Thrive

In 2007, the Bishops of the State of New Jersey published a “Call to Action” on poverty. As a New Jersey resident, Dominican Sister of Hope Cass McDonnell, OP wondered if they could transform the edict from a written statement to actual action steps toward justice....
Hope is: Reversing the Cycle of Poverty through Education

Hope is: Reversing the Cycle of Poverty through Education

A huge number of Hope sisters were career educators, so it’s not surprising that a ministry focused on quality education would be one of our favorites. Nora Cronin Presentation Academy is a private Catholic middle school for underserved girls in the City of Newburgh...
6 Myths about Family Separation at the Border

6 Myths about Family Separation at the Border

As the conversation around the separation of families at the border has escalated, we have been disturbed by a number of myths being propelled through public discourse. As preachers of Truth, we would like to dispel some of these, both as they pertain to us and to...