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Living Through COVID with Faith and Hope

By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager

Throughout the pandemic, several of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, have often been asked, “How has faith shaped your response to the challenges of living with COVID-19?”

This question is the inspiration behind our upcoming Catholic Sisters Week Virtual Discussion: Living Through COVID with Faith & Hope.

Sr. Terry Rickard, OP
Sr. Terry Rickard, OP

This virtual discussion will occur on March 4th at 3 PM EST and moderated by Sr. Terry Rickard, President and Executive Director of RENEW International.

Discussion participants will hear from Sisters Mary Flood, Maggie McDermott, and Mary Eileen O’Brien on how they have used their faith and hope in their ministries to respond to the challenges of the pandemic.

· As Executive Director of the Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center, Sr. Maggie's ministry impacts individuals in need throughout the Bronx as her organization provides affordable child care and homeless, HIV/AIDS, and immigrant services.

· Throughout the pandemic, Sr. Mary’s ministry as a Physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a Leadership Team member for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, has been instrumental in developing protocols at the Motherhouse to ensure safe practices were in place to protect sisters and staff, including those who are high-risk.

· In her ministry, Sr. Mary Eileen, the President of Dominican College, has worked endlessly with administrators to develop safety and health guidelines for the school, in consideration of all its aspects and collaboration with all its constituents.

To register for this event, visit:, and for any questions, contact Katie Beckmann Mahon by e-mailing


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