September 5, 2017, San Antonio, Texas – Sister Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), announced at a press conference in late August the agency’s new Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle. On Labor Day, Sister Donna was in San Antonio to present almost $2 million to Catholic Charities agencies that are responding to the needs of the people in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods. The Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle was also sent, loaded with supplies.
Catholic Charities USA is the U.S. Catholic Church’s official domestic relief agency.
Watch coverage by EWTN of Sister Donna’s press conference. For more information on the Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle and CCUSA’s response to Hurricane Harvey, click here. The article also includes a link to a donation page to help the people of Houston.
By Mary Jones, OP
Director of Mission Education and Heritage Development,
Siena Heights University
September 5, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Saturday, August 26, 2017, was a special day of Welcome Week for the freshman students at Siena Heights University. It was their day to experience the Motherhouse of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, sponsors of the university.
Sister Mary Jones, OP, Director of Mission Education and Heritage Development at Siena Heights University, welcomed the students in St. Dominic Chapel and shared with them a brief history of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The 300-plus students were then separated into groups of about 50 to visit six locations in the Motherhouse and to listen to Sisters share their knowledge. The six stations were:
“We were gifted with a beautiful, sunny day that allowed for outdoor activity in the labyrinth and our permaculture site,” Sister Mary Jones said. “Our students left with a better understanding of who the Adrian Dominican Sisters are and a wonderful sense of our Dominican hospitality. We are already planning for next year.”