Gina Scaringella, OP, is a Sister of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, New Jersey, who professed first vows in August 2019. She currently provides editorial and research support for the study of the restoration of women to the diaconate. As a Dominican, she embraces the sacred call to preach God’s love with hope that others will receive and embody this love. She preaches through both spoken and written word in parish and retreat settings as well as for her Caldwell congregation.
She has served in campus ministry, retreat ministry, RCIA, hospice, ESL study, and communications. An enthusiast for proper, effective use of language, she was a medical copyeditor for 16 years before entering religious life. In 2020, she copyedited Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry. She spent 10 years teaching foreign languages in Catholic high schools and colleges. The seed for this work was planted during an Ignatian retreat sponsored by her alma mater, Georgetown University, when she discerned a nudge toward this path. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Italian from Georgetown and a master’s degree, also in Italian, from Rutgers University.
A New Jersey native, she has spent many graced moments near the ocean, a place that never fails to awaken her to the goodness of God.
So, people of God, keep building! All of our efforts mean something. Ultimately, God is the one who will grow life, ever so patiently, from tiny seeds and little branches. So, plant the seed. Welcome the green leaves.VIEW