Hope is: Grieving the Way to God

Hope is: Grieving the Way to God

We’ve all been in the unfortunate situation of having to deal with the mountain of grief that accompanies death. Whether it’s saying goodbye to a loved one or having accompanied another through his/her last days, the end of life is often challenging and filled with a...
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: Signing Inclusion for the Deaf Community

Hope is: Signing Inclusion for the Deaf Community

It’s no secret that deaf people have been largely neglected in terms of religious education. Although Sign Language is an official language, the support within the Church for priests, catechists, and ministers who sign is largely absent. The only program of its kind...
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....