How to Lead Like a Nun

How to Lead Like a Nun

Being a Catholic Sister means being called to ministry and spirituality, but it also involves living in community. In the case of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, being a member of the congregation means participating in decision-making processes that keep the...
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...
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...
Dominican Sisters Commit to Work on Climate Change Impacts

Dominican Sisters Commit to Work on Climate Change Impacts

Many Dominican Sisters of Hope don’t doubt climate change. Talking to the sisters individually yields stories of climate marches, bee-keeping, monarch butterflies, and various other initiatives to honor and preserve the Earth. Now they have made their commitment to...