Maureen Murphy, O.P., has been a member of the Order of Preachers (O.P.),
the Congregation of Dominican
Sisters at Blauvelt, since 1975. She was born and raised in Yonkers, New
York, along with her sister and two brothers.
Sister has the following degrees and
BA in Sociology
(Mercy College: Dobbs Ferry, NY)
MTS with a
concentration in Spirituality (Weston Jesuit School of Theology:
Director Certification (The Upper Room Spiritual Life Center: Neptune,
- Trainer/Facilitator of BioSpiritual Focusing Certification (The
Institute of BioSpiritual Research: CA).
- Level II Reiki Practitioner Certification
Sister's experience is
detailed below. She has performed various supervisory, program
development, and training/mentoring tasks throughout all of
Sister's goals are to:
- Awaken and renew the Spirit Life of Grace within the heart of
every man, woman and child she is privileged to encounter and serve
along the way HOME.
- Live as a gospel woman of prayer in service to the poor and
- Be a seeker of TRUTH.
- Shape her life and mission by the core values of right
relationship; mutuality; interdependence; dialogue and a stance of
power with all of Creation.
Dominican Sisters at Blauvelt
congregation was incorporated in 1890 to further the mission of promoting
for the temporal and spiritual welfare of destitute, homeless, and
Over one hundred years later, the Sisters continue to adapt their
ministries to serve the needs of God's children in light of the signs of
Motherhouse is located on the former estate of Joseph Eustace and family
in the Blauvelt section of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York.
property (which is quite beautifully landscaped) houses the Motherhouse
and Infirmary, Sister's Residence Building, our Cemetery, Administration
Offices and Resident Program of St. Dominic Home, and some buildings
used by Dominican College.
Our Sisters have served mostly in the
Northeast US with a predominance in the New York Archdiocesan Area. We
have also been present for ministry in California, Missouri, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Rhode Island, Massachuettes, Florida, and New Jersey.
Internationally, we have served in Ireland,
Jamaica and Canada.
ministries include the fields of Education, Health Care, Social Service,
Spiritual Growth and Development, Pastoral Care, Social Justice and
Advocacy, and Child Care.
The Congregational goals are to:
- Be rooted in gospel living for the sake of the mission of Christ.
- Be conscious of and present to people who are poor and
- Ensure that the expression of our ministry speaks of compassion,
justice, hope and healing
- Bring the vision of St. Dominic into our present reality of
experience through study, prayer, preaching and common life.
For more information on the Dominican
Sisters of Blauvelt, click here.