Dominican Sisters hold Cornerstones Vespers and Award Ceremony May 14

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Dominican Sisters hold Cornerstones Vespers and Award Ceremony May 14


SINSINAWA, Wis.—The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 2022 Cornerstones Vespers and Award Ceremony Saturday, May 14. The public is invited to virtually attend the event via livestream at


This lecture series was established to honor the Congregation’s Four Cornerstones, those early Sisters who faced a turning point in 1849—to disband because of poverty, hardship, and few members or go forward into an unknown future with hope. Their decision, voiced by Sister Rachel Conway, “In the name of God, let us continue,” resulted in thousands of women serving as Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. This year, the Congregation celebrates its 175th anniversary.


The lecture begins at 2 p.m. CDT and will feature Donna Carroll, president emerita of Dominican University, River Forest, Ill. She was the first president of the university who was not a Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa and served 27 years in that role.


The award ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. CDT. Princess D. Wilson, Sinsinawa Associate from Atlanta, is our 2022 Cornerstones Award recipient. She has lived out her commitment to social justice through advocacy efforts and volunteer work related to antiracism. We will also present the 2020 Cornerstones Award to Edie Rice-Sauer, executive director of Transitions in Spokane, Wash. Presentation of her award was postponed because of the COVID pandemic. She is committed to working with those who are vulnerable in situations of domestic violence, poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and/or addiction.


To learn more about the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa and their mission to preach and teach the Gospel, visit online.





Eileen Dushek-Manthe

Communication Office

Office of Philanthropy

Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa

585 County Road Z

Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701

608-748-4411, ext. 271