Sister Mary Rita Sweeney, OP

Sister Mary Rita Sweeney, OP

Sister Mary Rita Sweeney, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, New York, died on November 20, 2022 at The Wartburg, Mount Vernon, New York. She was 96 years old.The daughter of the late John Joseph and Rose Galligan Sweeney, she was born February 3, 1926 in...
Sister Sylvia Bielen, OP

Sister Sylvia Bielen, OP

Sister Sylvia Bielen, OP (formerly Sister Theresa Clare) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, New York, died October 26, 2022, at St. Catherine of Siena Convent in Caldwell, NJ. She was 97 years of age.The daughter of the late Albert and Winifred Bulvanoski...
Hope in Legacy

Hope in Legacy

More than 5,150 grandparents in Westchester are raising grandchildren.  Many live below the poverty level, and a disproportionate number are women of color. But these caregivers are not awarded social service benefits comparable to those given to foster-care parents,...
Hope in Celebration

Hope in Celebration

Hope always finds a way! The Hope Family shared love, appreciation, and blessings with Sr Anne Stephen Hajducek today in celebration of her 105th birthday. Since the pandemic precluded an in-person party, about 60 of us Zoomed in to her at St. Catherine’s...
The Sacred Right to Vote

The Sacred Right to Vote

The Leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Hope as members of LCWR support this statement from the Leadership Conference Women of Religious and the National Black Sisters’ Conference. “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by human beings for...
Hope in Prayer

Hope in Prayer

Prayer is an important part of mission and ministry, and whether sisters or staff, we’re all called to pray for one another. As a Hope Family, we’re especially called to pray for those who entrust us with their prayer intentions. In 2021 we received more than...