Congregation of Saint Rose of Lima Founded in 1900
Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne

 

Congregation of Saint Rose of Lima Founded in 1900
Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne

 

Sanctity of Life
"One soul is as fair and precious as another; there is no exception." Mother Mary Alphonsa, O.P. Foundress
"See in each sufferer our Lord Jesus Christ. Remember... they have the image of God in their souls." Mother Mary Rose, O.P Co-foundress

We believe in and witness to the sanctity of life until natural death and uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church.  In our apostolate, we seek to bring Christ to those approaching the end of life by providing care and comfort, both physically and spiritually.  At the same time, we seek to find and serve Christ in the poor suffering from incurable cancer.

 

"Those who seek our care come to us often bearing the double cross of poverty and pain. Through our unselfish and solicitous concern for those whom we are called to serve, they find the God who loves them and has prepared a place for them in heaven." (Our Constitutions C116)

 

Below you will find resources to help you learn and understand the teachings of the Catholic Church with regards to end of life issues...

Resources on Catholic Teaching about...
End of Life

Catholic End of Life New York State Catholic Conference's website on

End of Life.  The website provides resources by state and information about the Catholic Teaching about End of Life.

 

Euthanasia

Declaration on Euthanasia - Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

Euthanasia Resources - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

 

To Live Each Day with Dignity: A Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide - USCCB (pdf)

 

Human Suffering

Salvafici Doloris - Apostolic Letter by his Holiness, Pope John Paul II

 

Finding Meaning in Suffering - by Tim Lanigan, Article from "For your Marriage" website

 

Cremation

Catholic Teaching on Cremation - New York State Catholic Conference (pdf)

 

Bereavement and Funerals - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

 

Dignity of the Human Person

Catechism of the Catholic Church (Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 5)

     Respect for Human Life (Paragraphs 2258 - 2283)

     Respect for the Dignity of Persons (Paragraphs 2284 - 2301)

 

Gaudium Et Spes - Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, promulgated by his Holiness, Pope Paul VI

     The Dignity of the Human Person (Chapter 1)

Now and at the Hour of our Death

Published on February 9th, 2015

By: NYS Catholic Conference

Making Moral Decisions at End of Life

Speaker: Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

Held on November 2011

at Rosary Hill Home

Dominican Sisters Congregation of Saint Rose of Lima

600 Linda Avenue

Hawthorne, NY  10532

(914) 769- 0114