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Sr. Jennifer Schaaf Professes Final Vows as a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, NY
BLAUVELT, NEW YORK (12/4/2017) - Sr. Jennifer Schaaf professed final vows as a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, NY on December 2nd during a liturgy in Holy Rosary Chapel at St. Dominic Convent in Blauvelt.
What is the Worldwide Day of Giving?
It’s an opportunity for friends of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt to truly make a difference in someone’s life.
Worldwide Day of Giving began on June 15, 2010 as a way for individuals to touch the lives of people in need. For many, it marks the beginning of a Year of Giving. The mercy and compassion demonstrated when giving of your time, talents or resources can be life changing for people living on the margins of society. The Sisters of Saint Dominic are committed to serving those who because of homelessness, poverty, addiction, disability, and other paralyzing life circumstances are not able to help themselves.
The Office of Campus Ministry is about assisting all students, faculty and staff with fostering their spiritual growth and involvement in community service programs.
The office offers Sunday Liturgies, retreats and prayer gatherings plus informal pastoral counseling, where conversations about God, faith-life needs and challenges to be faced are welcomed.
Sister Barbara McEneany, class of 1966, has been the Campus Minister for 28 years, where her influence has extended far beyond her office and the sphere of religious counseling and activities. She has an infectious personality which radiates warmth and concern. Consequently, she is a support for all types of students: athletes, student leaders, academically and socially at-risk students, as well as those with personal and/or spiritual concerns. She is an exceptional informal counselor for students who gravitate to her because of her caring and non-judgmental approach. Sister Barbara is a regular presence in the hallways of Casey Hall, where she identifies the melancholy of students with concerns, assists them in dealing with the issues or makes referrals to other sources of help. She also celebrates their successes in dealing with life’s challenges.
BLAUVELT, NY - Friday, December 16, the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt welcomed Chief Kevin Nulty, Sergeant Michael Boysa, and Captain Donald Butterworth of the Orangetown Police Department to St. Dominic’s Convent.
BLAUVELT, N.Y. - Growing up, Sister Ceil Lavin described herself as apolitical.
“I didn’t have a political notion in my head,” said the New Rochelle resident and Blauvelt Dominican sister.
But things changed for her during the 1980's as tensions between the United States and the former USSR escalated and the nuclear arms race accelerated. The thought of resulting devastation inspired her to take action.
Standing Rock is on many minds lately, but, this month, Catholic Sisters did more than send their thoughts to North Dakota. Two weekends ago, eight Catholic Dominican Sisters ventured to Standing Rock to stand in solidarity with the water protectors there.
Dominican Sister of Blauvelt Ceil Lavan, OP was one of the eight. Sister Ceil had worked with Native Americans in one of her previous ministries in Chicago, and she calls the experience eye-opening.