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Associate Reflects on Anniversary of Selma March

Associate Carol Hofer took part in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, recalling the struggle for the right to vote for African Americans.


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Siena Heights Chapter of Dominican Young Adults Awarded for Service

The Siena Heights University Chapter of Dominican Young Adults (DYA) received the Sister Carmelita O’Connor, OP, Outstanding Community Service Award April 16 in recognition of the many ways that the group has reached out to the campus and the greater community.


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Parents of Two Disappeared Mexican Students Speak to Parishioners

Parishioners of Ste. Anne de Detroit heard the heart-wrenching story of the family members of two of the 43 Mexican students who were disappeared in September 2014. The parents – part of a national awareness program, Caravana 43 – spoke to the parishioners during Masses on April 12 and at greater length during a meeting after Mass.


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Sister Kathryn Lumbrezer Awarded for 22 Years of Teaching at her Alma Mater

Sister Kathryn Lumbrezer, OP, received the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, where she also taught for 22 years. 


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Rosarian Academy Names New Director of Lower School

Rosarian Academy recently announced the appointment of Ms. Terry Kent as the new Director of Lower School, commencing in the 2015-2016 academic year. She will succeed Mrs. Linda Linsin, who is retiring at the end of this school year after serving Rosarian for the last 14 years.


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Sisters Participate in Good Friday March for Hope

Adrian Dominican Sisters Nancyann Turner, OP, and Virginia “Ginny” King, OP, participated in the Good Friday March for Hope in Detroit. Sister Nancyann’s personal experience of the event follows.


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Sister Donna Markham Takes Part in White House Prayer Breakfast

Sister Donna Markham, OP, continued her celebration of Easter on Easter Monday by attending and participating in the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House. 


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Woman Writes of “Beautiful, Beautiful Role” that Sisters at N.E.W. Life Center Played in her Life

A woman working at N.E.W. Life Center’s N.E.W. Life Enterprises writes of the “beautiful, beautiful role” that Sisters Carol Weber, OP, and Judy Blake, CSJ, have played in her life.  


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Sister Patricia Sieman's Earth Democracy Course Featured in International Eco-Justice Jesuit E-Newsletter

Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, is reaching international audiences with her work on Earth jurisprudence – the realization that every species and all ecosystems on Earth have the inherent right to exist. 


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Chaplain for Adrian Dominicans Posts Reports on Climate Change Conference

Jesuit Father James Hug, SJ, currently serving as Campus Chaplain for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, has filed reports for the National Catholic Reporter’s Eco-Catholic series and the Ignatian Solidarity Network about the March 19-21, 2015, Climate Change Conference. 


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Global Sisters Report Article Focuses on Friendship among Dominicans

In an article published with the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report series, Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP, outlines the long-time friendship of Dominican Sisters in the United States with Dominican Sisters in Iraq.

 

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Sister Marian Castelluccio, OP, Takes Part in Panel Discussion on Violence

Sister Marian Castelluccio, OP, Director of Mental Health for Catholic Charities of East Bay in Oakland, California, took part in a panel discussion on WQED TV about how to address the violence that afflicts youth in Oakland.

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Students of Our Lady of Sorrows School Make Donation to Thank Adrian Dominican Sisters

On the day that the Catholic Church celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary’s “yes” to God, the students of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Farmington, Michigan, attended Mass with the Adrian Dominican Sisters – and thanked them for saying “yes” to service at their school. 


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Seminary Honors Sister Sarah Sharkey on her Retirement

The Oblate School of Theology held a formal dinner, honoring Sister Sarah Sharkey, OP, PhD, on her retirement after 19 years of service as a professor.


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Students Serve at Espiritu Santo School during Spring Break

Adrian Dominican Sister Patricia Harvat, OP, led a group of students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans on a Spring Break mission trip to Espiritu Santo, Bani, a school in the Dominican Republic founded by the Adrian Dominicans.


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Siena Heights Recognized for 10 Years of Service to Shelter

The Honorable Jim Berryman, Mayor of Adrian, presented a proclamation to Siena Heights University in recognition of 10 years of service to the local Share the Warmth shelter program.


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Late Sister Rosemary Brennan Inspires Sculptor

Sister Rosemary Brennan, OP, former principal of St. Philip Neri School in Chicago, inspired sculptor Faheem Majeed 15 years after her death in 2000 to create statues of the crucified Christ – of African descent.


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NCSW Activities Held throughout the Country

Special National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) activities were held by congregations of women religious throughout the United States – including by Adrian Dominicans at the Motherhouse and in ministry sites across the nation.


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Our Lady of Remedies Chapter Launches Golden Jubilee Song Book

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of their founding as a Dominican Congregation in 1965, the Our Lady of Remedies Mission Chapter released the Golden Jubilee issue of Handog Awit, a collection of liturgical songs, during a special celebration March 6th at the Dominican School of Apalit.


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Sister Nancy Jurecki Named to Head Health Service’s Mission Integration

Sister Nancy Jurecki, OP, has been named Chief Mission Integration Officer for Providence Southern California, after “serving with distinction for more than a year” as the Interim Chief.


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