More than 200 people joined us on Thursday, June 26th to view this film and participate in a Question and Answer session. We thank the film’s producer Mary Fishman, an Associate Member of the Sisters of Mercy, who joined us via Skype, as well as Sisters Margaret Galiardi, OP and Patricia Mahoney, CSJ who were on the panel for the evening.

More than 700 people spent a delightful Friday afternoon at the Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon on June 27th. We thank S. Elaine Jahrsdoerfer, OP for her enjoyable and informative reflection on Vatican II.

The OPening Word Program held recognition ceremonies at all three of its sites on June 4th, 5th, and 6th (at Amityville, Wyandanch, and Huntington Station). Thank you to all who made these recognition ceremonies so wonderful.

Dominican College Preachers were engaged in preaching the Gospel in word and action, when they participated in the Dominican College Conference hosted by Molloy College during the week of May 20th. Nineteen colleges were represented.

Homecoming Farm's Third Annual Garden Party was a great success on June 13. More than 100 people gathered to support the farm's partnership with The INN, The Interfaith Nutrition Network.

Congratulations to the St. Agnes Academic High School Class of 2014! May God bless all of the graduates!

S. Barbara Schwarz, OP has had some postings in the Visual Life blog of the Global Sisters Report. This photo of a salsify plant also appears on that column for May 29. Go to and look through their blog on Visual Life.