Handmade Rosaries for Students; Ignatian Volunteer Corps; Bible study; Immaculate Conception, Astoria; Sister Gina Fleming, O.P.; Problem Solving with a Club on the Green
Sister Grace Regina Wingenfeld, O.P., who at 106 was the oldest Religious Sister on Long Island, died Dec. 2.
Sister Jean Chapman, O.P., 90, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, L.I., for 71 years, died Feb. 21. A Brooklyn native, she was raised in Richmond Hill.
In celebration of The “Order of Preachers” 800th anniversary, the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, L.I., will conduct Founders’ Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the motherhouse in Amityville.
Sister Ana Maria Marrero, O.P., 98 and a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 79 years, died May 2.
Students from St. Agnes Academic H.S., College Point, and St. John the Baptist H.S., West Islip, L.I., participated on a Youth Preaching Weekend March 11-13. The young people joined the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week.
In observance of Catholic Schools Week, I would like to acknowledge my role model. She is neither an actress, sports figure, nor a politician; rather, she is a Dominican nun, Sister Mary William Posthauer, O.P., who taught at Dominican Commercial H.S., Jamaica, when I was a student there many years ago.
Last fall, students from St. Agnes Academic H.S., College Point; Albertus Magnus H.S. in Rockland County; and St. John the Baptist H.S., West Islip, came to St. John the Baptist for a weekend of prayer, study and the forming of community.
Caring for all of God’s creation is the theme of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical “Laudato si’.” It’s also been at the heart of a farming project conducted for the past 20 years by the Sisters of St. Dominic at their motherhouse in Amityville, L.I.
Sister Clare Louise Melzer, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 81 years, died Feb. 27. She would have turned 98 on March 26. Born in Brooklyn as Marie Louise Melzer, she was raised in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Ridgewood. She went on to graduate from the Dominican Sisters’ H.S. Juniorate, […]