Service, Mission, and Ministry

Service, Mission, and Ministry

Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, OP explores Dominic as a person who paid attention to, and connected with, whomever crossed his path. Likewise, she invites us to watch, listen, and notice the world around us in a ministry of presence.
We Asked ‘What Gives You Hope?’ This Sister Answered: ‘You.’

We Asked ‘What Gives You Hope?’ This Sister Answered: ‘You.’

After the events in Charlottesville, we asked the Dominican Sisters of Hope where they find hope in trying times. Sister Bette Ann Jaster answered in verse, which took us by surprise and delighted us altogether. Her words sing the song of women who work tirelessly to...
This Poem Reveals What a Day in the Life of a Catholic Sister Entails

This Poem Reveals What a Day in the Life of a Catholic Sister Entails

Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, OP is an ardent anti-fracking advocate, community gardener, and all-around proponent of protecting and preserving Earth. Highlights of her ministry have been co-founding EarthLinks, an environmental non-profit organization in...
Bringing Back the Bluebirds: Mariandale Installs Five Bird Houses

Bringing Back the Bluebirds: Mariandale Installs Five Bird Houses

On a Saturday morning in March, a group of activists, children, immigrant families, one ornithologist, and one Catholic Sister set out to build homes for a population that has long been homeless: bluebirds. The group was gathered among hammers and blocks of wood to...