In Memoriam

Sister Catherine Maureen (Marcelle Marie) Podvin, OP(1920 – 2015)
There has never existed a greater American patriot than this small, quiet German girl with the fiery red hair and large dark blue eyes. After finding employment as a waitress, she struck out on her own. 

Sister Catherine Podvin began her autobiography with this tribute to her mother, Marie Magdalena Danziesen, whom she described as “a practical, cautious, frugal” person who traveled alone to the United States at the age of sixteen.
More about Sister Catherine Podvin (pdf)

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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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