(1933 – 2014)
Sister Bernadette Marie Dwyer, a talented artist and an excellent teacher, was clothed in the Dominican habit on her Reception Day, and wore it all through her religious life. She called the habit “a sign of the Church,” a sign that she served the Church in her work and in her life. She also considered it economical. “Wearing the habit is a lot cheaper than buying a wardrobe!"
More about Sister Bernadette Marie Dwyer (pdf)
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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.
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We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.