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 John Christian, Staff, and Students Win $10,000 Recycling Prize

Sister John Christian, Staff, and Students Win $10,000 Recycling Prize

Our school just received a wonderful prize,” wrote Dominican Sister of Hope John Christian McCabe, OP, in a letter to the Dominican Sisters earlier this week. Sister John Christian is the principal at La Academia San José in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, where she has served...
Trading One Veil for Another: Sisters Welcome Bees onto Campus

Trading One Veil for Another: Sisters Welcome Bees onto Campus

The bees have found a home at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center. On Friday, April 24, 2015, the sisters along with staff and co-creators welcomed two hives of bees onto campus. The bees are part of a long-standing effort on behalf of the sisters to protect and...

Sisters Celebrate Earth Day 2015

  While the Dominican Sisters of Hope united to approve a corporate stance on climate change (and committed to working on climate change impacts), they celebrated Earth Day 2015 across the country. Above, Dominican Sister of Hope Rosemarie Wdzieczkowski, OP, and...