Committed to Truth, Compelled to Justice is the guiding principle of the Racine Dominican sisters and for their ministries, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.
Through the decades, sisters have inspired or created ministries to address unmet needs in the Racine area. Many ministries have been organized and led by the lay community. Other once-active ministries no longer exist because objectives were achieved or there was no longer a need.
Today, the Racine Dominicans with the help of professionals, volunteers, and individual and corporate donors continue to help support these founded ministries: Siena Retreat Center (1966), Senior Companion Program (1978), Catherine Marian Housing aka Bethany Apartments (1991), Eco-Justice Center (2005) and the HOPES Center (2008).
Below are the mission statements of each Sponsored Ministry. To read more about the work of any of these wonderful organizations, click on the links below.
Siena Retreat Center
The welcoming community of Siena Retreat Center provides retreats and programs that renew lives and deepen holistic spirituality in an environment of peace, joy, and beauty. In the spirit of the Racine Dominicans, we seek to be a catalyst for a more just and compassionate world.
Senior Companion Program
The Senior Companion Program, Inc. (SCP) enhances the quality of life for adults through socialization and information.
Bethany Apartments, a program of Catherin Marian Housing, Inc.
Bethany Apartments offers women and children who have experienced abuse or violence a place to live, heal, and grow in a supportive, safe, and secure environment.
Through leadership and education, we work for justice, healing, and right relationships among all Creation.
Recognizing the worth and dignity of each person, HOPES helps people end their homelessness.
Dominican Roots is published through the Racine Dominican sponsorship office. It features stories, news, progress and insights of the Racine Dominican sponsored ministries. Click below to read the current and archived issues of Dominican Roots.