Dominican Sisters are committed to the Gospel call to social justice. The Blauvelt associates and sisters are guided by the U.S. Dominican Call to Justice, which focuses on the major areas of climate justice, economic justice, human trafficking, peace and security for all life, and migration and immigration. More and more Blauvelt Dominicans do this work for justice in collaboration with the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, Caldwell, Hope, Maryknoll and Sparkill.
In keeping with our commitment to social justice, we will have a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
You are invited to participate in this gathering on Saturday, April 9th from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Huston Room, Convent of St Dominic, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913.
There will be two presenters for this commemoration: Sr. Bridget Mary Troy, OP, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, will describe the historical Irish context of the 1916 Rebellion. Sr. Didi Madden, OP, the Justice Promoter for the collaborative justice work of the Amityville, Blauvelt, Caldwell, Hope and Sparkill Dominicans, will make connections between the oppression of the Irish and the oppression of other people.
Oppression everywhere exhibits similar behaviors: those who take power over the people deprive the people of their right to practice their religion, speak their native language, educate themselves, benefit from the resources of their land, have work that pays a living wage, etc. The historical connection between the oppression of the Irish and people of other parts of the world will be enlightening and will move us to gratitude for those who have the courage to rebel against oppression and to care more about others.
I hope you will be able to join us.
Ceil Lavan, OP