Audio Feature: Narrating Nicaragua

When Holly Holly Borzacchiello began working for the Dominican Sisters of Hope eleven-and-a-half years ago, she didn’t think she’d end up in Nicaragua. However, this past July, she joined Dominican Sisters of Hope Debbie Blow and Stephanie Frenette on a...
Gardening is a Community Affair

Gardening is a Community Affair

The Garden at Mariandale was put to bed for the winter. As I stand before the seventeen raised beds, now seeded with winter rye to bring fresh nourishment for the spring, I am caught in a kind of reverie. I recall the fresh energy of new beginnings from former spring...
The Bees are Coming: A Sign of the Times

The Bees are Coming: A Sign of the Times

Earth Day is every day, yet it takes on a new and deeper meaning here at Mariandale this year. This Retreat and Conference Center, and those of us who live, work and visit here, recently welcomed two hives of honeybees. Concerned as we Dominican Sisters of Hope are...
Sister Encourages Support for Older Americans Act

Sister Encourages Support for Older Americans Act

Today, Dominican Sister of Hope Linda Delgado, OP, is gathering in Trenton with fellow New Jersey residents to support and show solidarity for the re-signing of the Older Americans Act. She and 10-15 representatives from twenty-one New-Jersey counties will peacefully...