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Sister Attracta Speaks of U.S. Dominicans’ Anguish over Plight of People of Iraq

 

In an interview with the Catholic News Service (CNS), Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, spoke of the anguish that U.S. Dominicans feel about the plight of the Dominican Sisters and Brothers who have been displaced from Iraq – and the Christians and people of other minorities who have also fled their homeland.

 


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Letter Urges Pope Francis to be Strong in Upcoming Encyclical on Ecology

In an open letter to Pope Francis, Father James Hug, SJ, sacramental minister for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse campus, urges his fellow Jesuit to be firm in his anticipated encyclical on the human family’s ecological mission.


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Iraqi Dominican Sisters Ask for Help

Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters forwarded the following message to our community. Our Iraqi Dominican Sisters ask financial assistance so that they can continue to provide relief to refugees in northern Iraq.


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Award for Accomplished Music Students Named in Memory of Sister Marjorie Delaplane, OP

The Chicago Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA) is honoring the memory of Sister Marjorie Delaplane, OP – a gifted musician and piano teacher – by naming the highest level award in their Achievement in Music (AIM) program after her.


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Adrian Dominican Associates Gather for Discussion, Inspiration, and Community

About 60 Adrian Dominican Associates gathered at Weber Center, on the Motherhouse campus, over the weekend of August 1-3, 2014, for Partners II, their second annual gathering. The weekend gave participants – both Associates and Sisters – the opportunity to learn more about Dominican spirituality, deepen their sense of community, pray and celebrate together, discuss matters of concern to the Congregation, and welcome four new Associates.


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Four New Adrian Dominican Associates Welcomed

Four women were formally welcomed as Adrian Dominican Associates during a special Ritual of Acceptance, held August 2, 2014, at St. Catherine Chapel at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse.


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Sister Alyce Van Acker Recognized as Artist, Art Teacher

After years of work as a painter and an art teacher at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois, Sister Alyce Van Acker, OP, is getting some recognition: through a solo retrospective art show in St. Charles and, most recently, as the 2014 Fra Angelico Award recipient from the Dominican Institute from the Arts (DIA).


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Meet Sister Helen Essa, OP, Great Lakes Mission Chapter

After years of teaching in schools in Illinois and Michigan, Sister Helen Essa is now spending her retirement years as a volunteer librarian at the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit.


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Adrian Dominicans Host Annual Gathering of Dominican Artists

The Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus was enriched by visual art, music, and dancing July 23-26 as 60 Dominican artists met for the 2014 Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) Gathering.


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Service Focuses on Mary of Magdala’s Role as Preacher

A Sunday afternoon prayer service drew a diverse assembly to honor St. Mary of Magdala as the first preacher of the resurrection of Jesus.


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Sister JoAnn Fleischaker Recalls 20-Year Ministry with Indians

As she closes out 20 years of ministry with Indians in Oklahoma, Sister JoAnn Fleischaker, OP, took some time out recently to reflect on her work with other Dominicans at Las Casas.


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Three Adrian Dominican Sisters Assume New Roles as Chapter Prioresses

Three Adrian Dominican Sisters formally began their new ministries as Chapter Prioresses of their respective Mission Chapters with special ceremonies marking the transfer of leadership.


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Meet Sister Virginia Pearson, OP, Dominican West Mission Chapter

A native of Alaska, Sister Virginia Pearson had several opportunities to minister in her home state as an Edmonds Dominican Sister – before her Congregation merged with the Dominican Sisters of Adrian.


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Prayer Service to Highlight the Witness and Preaching of St. Mary of Magdala

The annual prayer service honoring Mary of Magdala will be held at Detroit's Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This celebration is sponsored by the Great Lakes Mission Chapter of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.


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Record Number Gather for Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference

A record number of participants – more than 100 students, along with their adult leaders – attended the 16th Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference. The event was held June 27 through July 2, 2014, at Siena Heights University and the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse campus.


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Photo Series Enhances Healing Atmosphere of Renovated Behavioral Health Facility

Mercy Health’s newly renovated behavioral health facility at Clermont Hospital in Batavia, Ohio, offers a special environment conducive to the healing of patients.


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Pacific Northwest Group Honors 2013 and 2014 Jubilarians

Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates from the Pacific Northwest gathered June 14 to celebrate in gratitude the lives of their 2013 and 2014 Jubilarians: Sister Alice Marie Schmid, 2014 Diamond (60 years) Jubilarian, and Sisters Judy Byron, Cele Gorman, Lorene Heck, and Sharon Park, 2013 Golden Jubilarians.


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Sisters and Associates of Dominican Midwest Honor Sister Pat Dulka, Outgoing Chapter Prioress

About 83 Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates from the Dominican Midwest Mission Chapter, based in Chicago, gathered on June 7 to honor and thank their outgoing Chapter Prioress, Sister Pat Dulka, OP for her six years of loving dedication.


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Sister Donna Markham Speaks of Extreme Danger for Christian Minority in Iraq, and Asks for Prayers and Advocacy

In an interview with Marc Lamont Hill on Huffington Post, Sister Donna Markham, OP, tells of the extreme danger faced by Dominican Sisters and Brothers and the minority Christian community in Iraq.


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Meet Sister Romina C. Bautista, OP, Our Lady of the Remedies Mission Chapter

Sister Romina C. Bautista has served in missions in Taiwan, Myanmar, and Norway, and now ministers in the often challenging position of School Treasurer of Holy Rosary Academy, Lubao, Pampanga, in her native Philippines.


Nancy Murray