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Congregational News and Motherhouse Updates


At their General Chapter, the Dominican Sisters elected a new Council for the next five years.  The new Congregational Prioress is Sister Celeste Marie Botello, second from left.  Surrounding her, from left to right, are Sister Veronica Esparza Ramirez--Vicaress, Sister Angelica Velez, Sister Mary Yun, and Sister Mary Susanna Vasquez.  

Newly Elected Council of Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose



Our hearts and prayers go out to those parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles who lost their precious children and to all who have been touched by the massacre at Robb Elementary School.

LCWR  Call to action  

"The Killing Must End: LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence"  


Our hearts are breaking as we once again come face to face with the racial hatred and gun violence that infect our land. The members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious extend their condolences to the Buffalo community and all who lost loved ones, friends, and neighbors and we say once more violence and white supremacy cannot stand.  And we know that is not enough!

Violence and White Supremacy Cannot Stand


Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose names new School of Music Director

New School of Music Executive Director


The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, an international congregation of women, are deeply troubled and distressed by the violent assault on Asian owned and staffed massage businesses last week.

DSMSJ Call for the End of Violence against All Persons


The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened. The continued killing of black men and women; the constant harassment of people of color; and the denial of the rights and dignity of our African American neighbors must end now.

LCWR Condemns Killing of George Floyd


The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is grateful that the Supreme Court struck down President Trump’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Court’s ruling safeguards the right of 700,000 DACA recipients to live and work in the country that is their home. This is an enormous victory for the immigrant youth who have led the challenge to the Trump administration’s attempt to end the program that has protected our colleagues, students, neighbors, and friends from the threat of deportation.

LCWR Welcomes SCOTUS Decision on DACA


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