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Just in case you are not familiar with myself or the Dominican Sisters  of Blauvelt, New York here is a little background.

Sister Maureen Murphy, O.P.
  • a member of the Congregation since 1975. 
  • Born and raised in Yonkers, NY.

  • MTS with a concentration in Spirituality from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA. 
  • BA in Sociology from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. 
  • Certification as Spiritual Director from The Upper Room Spiritual Life Center, Neptune, NJ. 
  • Level II Reiki Practioner. 
  • Trainer/Facilitator of BioSpiritual Focusing from the Institute of BioSpiritual Research in CA.
  • Full time ministry of Spiritual Formation and Development since 1996. 
  • Fifteen years experience as Pastoral Minister to the Sick, the Elderly and the Homebound. 
  • Seven years experience as credit analysist and other lending field positions within the Banking Industry. 
  • Six years experience as Child Care Worker for adolescent girls in placement.
  • Various positions within these fields of management, program development, supervision and training/mentoring. 
  • To awaken and renew the Spirit Life of Grace within the heart of every man, woman and child I am priviledged to encounter and serve along the way HOME. 
  • To live as a Gospel woman of prayer in service to the poor and marginalized.
  • To be a seeker of TRUTH.
  • To shape my 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

  • Incorporated in 1890 to further the mission of promoting for the temporal and spiritual welfare of destitute, homeless, and unprotected children.
  • Over one hundred years later, the Sisters continue to adapt their ministries to continue to serve the needs of God's children in light of the signs of the times.
  • On the former estate of Joseph Eustace and family in the Blauvelt section of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York
  • The property includes 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; all on a beautifully landscaped setting.
  • 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.
  • Our ministries include the fields of Education, Health Care, Social Service, Spiritual Growth and Development, Pastoral Care, Social Justice and Advocacy, and Child Care.
  • To be rooted in gospel living for the sake of the mission of Christ.
  • To be conscious of and present to people who are poor and marginalized.
  • That the expression of our ministry will speak of compassion, justice, hope and healing
  • That through study, prayer, preaching and common life, we will bring the vision of St. Dominic into our present reality of experience.

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Dominicans are called to PRAISE, to BLESS, and to PREACH.  And , so we shall.