Travel Journal
  • Wednesday, March 20: Goodbye, Dominican Sisters! It's a beautiful sunny day as we head to the Westchester airport. Along the way, we text the Ursuline Sisters in Louisville that we'll be there soon!
  • Tuesday, March 19: Just finished the livestreaming podcast with Sister Terry Rickard and Sister Jenn Schaaf, with Sister Michaela Connolly in the chat room. Enjoyed the convo and good LOLs along the way! 
  • Monday, March 18: We're headed to the Detroit airport in the early morning hours, watching the first streaks of sunrise light up the sky. The Dominican Sisters in Blauvelt, New York, are not far from the Hudson River. This evening we'll meet the sisters and join them for a pizza party with students from Dominican College.

Photo Highlights

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Podcast Guest Nuns

L: Sister Theresa Rickard​, OP, is the President of RENEW International. Sister Terry is a preacher, writer, retreat leader and conference speaker. She is the author of numerous publications, including Live Lent! Year A, B and C, a series of small group resources published by RENEW International. Earlier, she ministered in two multi-cultural parishes in the South Bronx, was the Director of Vocation and Formation ministry for her congregation and was a member of the Archdiocese of New York Parish Mission Team. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Arts in Religion and Religious Education.

R: Sister Jennifer Schaaf, OP, is a member of the Chaplaincy team at Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel at Yale University. Her focus is to engage students in shared leadership and spiritual development. Earlier, she served in campus ministry at Ohio Dominican University, where her emphasis was on liturgical music, retreats, and developing alternative break programs. She has also served as Director of Communications for the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt. Sr. Jenn is a native of Washington State. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry.

About the Congregation

Mission Statement: As vowed women religious, we belong to the larger Dominican Family. We preach to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the spirit and tradition of Saint Dominic with the charism of our foundress, Mary Ann Sammon.

Our Dominican Motto: to praise, to bless, and to preach the Word of God inspires our lives of service, prayer, study, and community.

We serve in a variety of ministries including social services, pastoral care, medicine, health care, and education.