Dominicans secure legislative proclamation recognizing NCSW

Hats off to Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, N.Y., for securing an official proclamation for National Catholic Sisters Week from the Rockland County Legislature!

The proclamation, to be introduced by Legislator Patrick Moroney, recognizes NCSW and the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt. It makes the week-long celebration honoring women religious feel more established and more widely acknowledged.

“We’re happy that national exposure is being given to women religious and their current ministries through the promotion of National Catholic Sisters Week,” said Sister Michaela Connolly, O.P. “The proclamation by the legislature recognizing the women’s religious congregations in the county is a great honor. We are grateful to Legislator Moroney for introducing it.”

As part of NCSW, the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt are hosting a number of events, including a Lenten lecture and film series held yesterday at their motherhouse. They will also be hosting: 

  • Friday, March 11 – Live Stream “Ask A Sister” with Sister Michaela at 9:30 AM on the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt Facebook Page
  • Sunday, March 13 – Celtic Tea at 2 PM at the Motherhouse

​Photo caption: 

The leadership team of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt with their official NCSW proclamation (from left): Sister Anne Daniel Young, O.P., councilor; Sister Catherine Howard, O.P., president; Sister Michaela Connolly, O.P., councilor; and Sister Joan Agro, O.P., councilor. 

About Christina Capecchi

Christina Capecchi is an award-winning journalist from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. She is the author of the nationally syndicated column “Twenty Something,” which appears in more than 50 Catholic newspapers across the country. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, America, The Chicago Tribune, The Star Tribune and The Pioneer Press. She also provides contracted editing and writing services. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from Mount Mercy University.