In Memoriam

Sister Louise (Mary Alexander) Borgacz, OP(1934 – 2014)
Sister Louise, formerly known as Sister Mary Alexander, was born on May 13, 1934, in Detroit, to Alexander and Marion (Janeczko) Borgacz. In 1951, Louise graduated from New Haven High School in New Haven, Michigan, and three years later entered the postulate in Adrian.
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Sister Paul Therese (Frances) Kraus, OP(1917 – 2014)
In her homily at the funeral liturgy for Sister Paul Therese Kraus, Sister Joella Miller shared this remembrance.

Sister Paul Therese was a woman who loved the Congregation and could honestly say, “I was never anywhere that I didn’t love the nuns or the people that taught in school. They were all so nice. I’ve had a really happy life, except for the times I lost members from my family.” 

Sister Paul Therese was born on February 4, 1917, in Detroit to Paul and Theresa (Lusch) Kraus. She was the youngest of five children. 
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Sister Anne (Mary Pius) Herringer, OPSpeak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.  
— Penelon 

(1916 – 2014)
Sister Anne Herringer, baptized Anne Mildred, was born on February 28, 1916, in the village of Arthur, Ontario, Canada. Her parents, George and Bridget (O’Neill) Herringer, along with her two-year-old sister Mary, welcomed Anne into this world.
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Sister Katherine (Sean Maureen) Kenny, OP(1939 – 2014)
Katherine Patricia Kenny was born in Detroit on April 9, 1939, to Peter and Viola (Gustafson) Kenny. She was the first of their seven children, all of whom were born prematurely. Only Katherine and her brother, Jim, survived; the other children died soon after birth.
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Cemetery of the Adrian Dominican Sisters

Our Adrian Dominican cemetery with its circular headstones is a beautiful place of rest for women who gave their lives in service to God—and a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance. 

We will post memorial reflections on our faithfully departed Sisters and Associates. If you would like to reflect on a Sister or Associate who has gone before us, please send your reflections – no more than 500 to 600 words – to .

We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.


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