September 18, 2017, West Palm Beach, Florida – Like other residents of Florida in the past week, Adrian Dominican Sisters experienced the agony of waiting, the busy-ness of preparations, fear, evacuation, traffic jams, gasoline shortages, and the willingness to reach out to others suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Irma. Adrian Dominican Sisters Mary Jean Clemenger, OP, Patricia Erickson, OP, Margaret Exworthy, OP, Grace Flowers, OP, Mary Therese Napolitan, OP, and Judy Rimbey, OP, reported on their experiences to Dan Stockman, of Global Sisters Report. Read the article.
To help in the disaster relief efforts for people impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, please consider making a donation to Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), “the official domestic disaster relief agency of the U.S. Church.” Access CCUSA’s online disaster relief donation page.
January 30, 2017, Detroit – On the way home from visiting Adrian Dominican Sisters and their ministries in Florida, Sister Elise D. García, OP, General Councilor, heard of a protest at Detroit Metro Airport against President Donald Trump’s refugee policies. She decided to delay her drive home to add the voice of the Adrian Dominican Congregation to the protest. Read the Detroit Free Press article about the protest, in which Sister Elise is quoted. She also took a video of the protest. Sister Elise also posted photos of the protest on her Facebook page.
Click on the links to read further about some of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ ministries in Florida. These include St. Ann Place, a ministry for homeless women and men, in West Palm Beach, where Sister Patricia Leonard ministers; Cardinal Newman High School, West Palm Beach, where Sister Judith Rimbey serves in the Finance Office; and Rosarian Academy, an elementary school in West Palm Beach sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, where Sister Donna Baker ministers as middle school principal.