COVID-19 Year in Review Exhibit Has Launched

COVID-19 Year in Review Exhibit Has Launched

The Dominican Sisters of Hope archives department has launched a COVID-19 Year in Review virtual exhibit that details the pandemic, as it relates to the Hope community and the world at large. Through a mix of contemporary and traditional archiving, this exhibit...
Hope’s Disguises

Hope’s Disguises

As I was reflecting on the question, what is hope and what does it mean to me, it occurred to me that we use the word “hope” a lot, liberally, casually, and almost without thinking. For example: I hope that you have a nice day, I hope that you get a lot done, I hope...
The Irony of Hope

The Irony of Hope

What to say about “hope” during this most unusual time in history? It strikes me as ironic that, as we Dominican Sisters of Hope designated 2020 as “A Year of Hope” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our founding, the rest of the world could not see 2020 come to an...
Hope (a Laundry of the Soul)

Hope (a Laundry of the Soul)

Toward the end of last year a card from a friend arrived. One line was very thought provoking as it suggested that the pandemic was a time for laundry of the soul. That line and its ramifications have been a companion during the last few months. All of us have...
Hope in Darkness

Hope in Darkness

I had always believed that to live without hope would be to live in despair.  I have learned otherwise from companioning a number of people through these last years of political, economic, and social turmoil and now pandemic trauma. They have shown me that it is a...
Incarnation: 2020

Incarnation: 2020

20/20 usually refers to the clarity and sharpness of vision. 2020 AD has provided very little clear and sharp vision!  The losses, pain, grief, unrest, dissension and turmoil have us wishing for this year to end. How do we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Incarnation...