November 28, 2018, McAllen, Texas – When the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a call recently for Sisters to volunteer for a few weeks at hospitality centers for immigrants, Sisters from several communities responded. Among them are Adrian Dominican Sisters Patricia Erickson, OP, Mary Kastens, OP, and Nancy Murray, OP, who ministered or are ministering at the Catholic Charities Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Sister Judith Benkert, OP, has served at the hospitality center in El Paso, Texas, where Sister Maurine Barzantni, OP, will serve beginning in early December.
Read the article in The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report by Dan Stockman and Michele Morek.
July 4, 2018, Flint, Michigan – St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center, directed by Adrian Dominican Sister Carol Weber, OP, and Sister Judy Blake, CSJ, is one of many Catholic ministries to reach out to the people of Flint, Michigan, through the Lansing Diocese’s Faith in Flint efforts. Sisters Carol and Judy have served the people of Flint since 1996 – long before the city’s problems became nationally known in the water crisis. Read about their efforts – and those of other Flint-based Catholic agencies – in a National Catholic Reporter article by Colleen Dunne.