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.
5 Tips for Caring for Others as a Hospital Chaplain

5 Tips for Caring for Others as a Hospital Chaplain

When asked about the highlight of her years as a sister, Dominican Sister of Hope June Baker’s reply is immediate: she loved working as a chaplain. In 1980, after completing a Clinical Pastoral Education program, Sister June became a certified chaplain in the Pastoral...
Were You Taught by a Dominican Sister?

Were You Taught by a Dominican Sister?

There are few things our sisters love more than hearing from former students and walking down memory lane. If you were taught by a Dominican Sister of Hope, Newburgh, or Fall River/Saint Catherine of Siena, this Teacher Appreciation Day is the time to let us know!...
A Lifelong Vocation

A Lifelong Vocation

How did you know you had a vocation? Growing up, I always wanted to be a Sister. And if anybody says, “How come?” I can’t say how come. It was just something that I felt. But I never really thought it would materialize. When did you enter the convent? I wanted to...
Three Teachers Share Their Best Memories of Teaching

Three Teachers Share Their Best Memories of Teaching

What was your first mission? My first ministry was teaching. I taught for thirty-seven years. I taught third and fourth grade in Fall River, MA. Then I went to Plattsburgh, NY, and I taught first grade (I went from fourth grade to first grade; I thought I was going to...