October 14, 2016, Sección San José, Dominican Republic – More than 80 people – many of them children – received free dental services Oct. 9 during a clinic sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Associate Group Antorcha and organized by Dr. Fabiola Reyes, Associate.
Seven volunteer dentists, a volunteer doctor, 13 Associates and five Adrian Dominican Sisters brought equipment and supplies from the city of Santiago in the middle of the Dominican Republic. Free services included cleanings, extractions, and fillings.
The Associates and Sisters provided volunteer help registering patients, assisting dentists, sterilizing instruments, dispensing toothpaste and tooth brushes, entertaining the children while they waited, preparing and cleaning the space, serving lunch and snacks, and generally helping out wherever necessary.
Sección San José is a village in the southern part of the Dominican Republic where Adrian Dominican Sisters have served since 1992. Seven Associates call this their home and minister in the school, health projects, and the community with the Sisters.
Submitted by Sister Carol Gross, OP
Feature photo: Doctor Fabiola Reyes works on a patient during a free dental clinic in the Dominican Republic. An Associate, Dr. Reyes coordinated the clinic, which was sponsored by the Associate Group Antorcha.
October 6, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – Due to the many loving calls and emails of concern from people asking after the safety of Adrian Dominican Sisters serving in the Dominican Republic and Florida, we are happy to report everyone is safe.
Our Sisters serving in the Dominican Republic report lots of rain, and ask for your continued prayers for the DR and Haiti.
Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates in Florida are all safe and continue to be in contact with each other as well as their Chapter Prioress, Sister Mary Ann Caulfield, OP. Sisters in areas that had a mandatory evacuation have taken up residence with other Sisters in safer areas. All are in touch with each other, monitoring the weather situation, and taking appropriate safety measures. They express gratitude for your thoughts and prayers.
Our sponsored institutions report the following:
The Congregation asks people for their continued prayers for the victims of Hurricane Matthew and for the safety of those still in the path of the storm.