Sparks of Light & The Veritas Award

To Praise To Bless To Preach

Our Sparks of Light celebration honors special individuals whose lives embody the mission of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. The Veritas Award recognizes their dedication to our congregation’s ideals and values. Our 2017 honorees are truly “sparks of light” in our world!

Veritas (“Truth”) is one of the mottos of the Order of Preachers—the Dominicans. It points to the heart of the Dominican tradition: to be a messenger of the liberating power of truth and the embodiment of truth in the person of Jesus in whatever situation one finds oneself. Recipients of the Veritas Award reflect the Dominican tradition in diverse ways as they live out the gospel of Jesus by word and action.

The Veritas Award features a representation of the beautiful mosaic that graces the entrance of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in Dominican Convent. The traditional black-and-white Dominican shield is crowned by the word Veritas and surrounded by the Rosary and another Dominican motto: Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare (“To Praise, To Bless, To Preach”). These elements are seen against the background of a brilliant burst of light, representing the power of truth to dispel the darkness.