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...
Hope is: Acknowledging the Gifts of Each Woman

Hope is: Acknowledging the Gifts of Each Woman

In the mid-1980s, Martha LaVallee decided to attend a Women Bearing Gifts retreat. Facilitated by the then Dominican Sisters of Newburgh (now Dominican Sisters of Hope), the weekend retreat was a chance for women to take a break from their daily lives and families to...
Hope is: Empowering Girls to Become Leaders

Hope is: Empowering Girls to Become Leaders

Newburgh Girl Power began with a mission at a local church to help pregnant teens. However, as the needs of the community changed, so did the scope of the services. In 2012, Girl Program was created to empower girls at a young age to make choices for themselves and...
Hope is: Stepping into the History of Saint Dominic

Hope is: Stepping into the History of Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic is often called “the joyful friar.” That message elucidates when you travel through France over a two-week period, tracing the footsteps that Saint Dominic laid on the land over eight centuries ago. Each year, a group of sisters and lay people make the...
Hope is: Learning to Grow in Faith

Hope is: Learning to Grow in Faith

For the past six years, a group of nine has gathered in a quaint South Dartmouth home on Monday evenings to discuss spirituality. The group, called Circle of Friends, attends Catholic mass regularly, but they’re all hungering in some way for more than the parish...
Hope is: Making Land Ownership Equitable

Hope is: Making Land Ownership Equitable

When Sister Monica McGloin, OP started nursing school, she learned that treatment of an illness is three-pronged. The first step is prevention. The second is treatment. And the third step is restoration and rehabilitation. The approach is solid, and Sister Monica...