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Workshop to Focus on Living Well with Low Vision

March 6, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Are you living with low vision and trying to find ways to cope? Are you the care-giver of someone with low vision?

If so, please join the Adrian Dominican Sisters for a presentation, “Living Well with Low Vision,” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. The talk will take place in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus.

Stacey Butts, Executive Director of the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, and Jill Hunt, certified social worker and case manager at the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, will offer the presentation. They will speak on ways to tackle the challenges of living with low vision and will share stories of people who have successfully negotiated those challenges.

The event is free and open to all. Come to the Dominican Life Center through the eastern driveway at 1277 E. Siena Heights Drive. Parking is on the left. The receptionist at the front desk will direct you to the Rose Room.

For information, call Sister Margaret Urban at 517-266-4209.

DLC Reflective Garden formally dedicated August 25

August 26, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – More than 100 Sisters, donors and friends helped formally dedicate the new Dominican Life Center Reflective Garden on a warm afternoon on August 25.

To begin, Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, welcomed the energy from the Earth and the gifts those energies bring: from the east, the gift of insight; from the south, the gift of compassion; from the west, the gifts of acceptance and courage; from the north, the gift of freedom; and from the center, the gifts of relationship and interconnectedness.

In her remarks Prioress Sister Pat Siemen, OP, welcomed those in attendance and thanked donors and others who helped fund, plan and build the garden.

“We are so delighted that you are here today to celebrate and give witness to the blessing of this garden, which, because it is innately imbued with God’s presence, is already holy,” Sister Pat said. “Our blessing manifests this reality that exists among us.”

The ceremony also included prayer, poetry, a blessing ritual, tours, refreshments, and music by a saxophone quartet.

The Reflective Garden was created especially for Sisters living at the DLC with memory loss. The area is secured by a vinyl fence, which provides safety and reduces distraction. Design features include a prayer garden, butterfly garden, hummingbird garden, wide accessible walkways, and raised garden beds for Sisters who want to participate in planting.

More than 1,100 donors contributed $247,000 for the completion of the garden.


To watch a video of the dedication, visit the Adrian Dominican Sisters Facebook page, or see the embedded video below.

Click here to see photos from the event. 

Feature photo: Sister Pat Siemen, Prioress, uses lavender water to bless and dedicate the new Dominican Life Center Reflective Garden during a ceremony August 25.



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