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Barry Honors Distinguished Alumni

Barry University honored seven outstanding alumni for their achievements and contributions to society at its annual Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, held February 19. Five alumni received the Distinguished Alumni Award, while two recent graduates were given the Rising Star Award.


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Book of Poetry by Former Inmate to Raise Funds for St. Leonard’s Ministries

Finding Freedom: Poetry and Portraits of Former Inmates, compiled by Brandon Crockett, features the poetry of residents of St. Leonard’s House and Grace House. Proceeds of the book will go towards St. Leonard’s Ministries, which helps formerly incarcerated men and women to be successful contributors to society. 


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Sister Rosemary Finnegan Featured in Orlando’s Diocesan Appeal Material

When parishioners of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, open a brochure or read the parish bulletin insert on their diocese’s annual appeal, they will read about a primary example of ministry: Sister Rosemary Finnegan’s work as seventh grade religion teacher at St. Margaret Mary School in Winter Park, Florida.


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Sister Joan Baustian Receives Spirit Award for Years of Service to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Sister Joan Baustian, OP, received the Spirit Award from the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance for her 25 years of service to her parish, Our Lady of the Rosary, in Detroit, and for exemplifying her parish’s spirit.


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Adult High School Program Name in Memory of Sister Jean Hughes, OP

Friends, former students and colleagues, and Sisters from many congregations who gathered recently to celebrate the life and ministries of Sister Jean Hughes, OP, received a special surprise. St. Leonard’s Ministries named their adult high school program in memory of Sister Jean. 


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Sister Durstyne Farnan Recalls Terrible Living Conditions of Dominican Sisters and Neighbors Displaced in Iraq

Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP – part of a delegation of three U.S. Dominican Sisters who visited the Dominican Sisters and their neighbors who fled ISIS in August – describes their “terrible” and demeaning living conditions.


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St. Mary’s Dominican High School Students Speak “The Language of the Heart” on Mission Trip

When St. Mary’s Dominican High School students arrive in Bani, Dominican Republic, on February 17 for the start of their one-week mission trip, they will bring suitcases packed with donated composition tablets, pencils, work books, flash cards, puzzles, and other school supplies.


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Schedule for February 20-22, 2015 Come and See

Single Catholic women who are interested in religious life are invited to “Come and See” life as a Dominican Sister over the weekend of February 20-22, 2015, at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse. For the full schedule of this full and inspirational weekend, click here.


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Sister Nancy Murray Helps Namur Sisters at University to Celebrate the Life of Martyred Sister Dorothy Stang

Adrian Dominican Sister Nancy Murray, OP, played a key role this week in helping the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to celebrate the life and martyrdom of one of their own, Sister Dorothy Stang, SND.


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Sister Pat Siemen Speaks of Rights of Nature to Young Audience in India

Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, founder and executive director of Center for Earth Jurisprudence, spoke to a young audience in India about the “Earth democracy” and the rights of nature.


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Sister Donna Markham Featured in Global Sisters Report

Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, newly named President of Catholic Charities USA, was featured in the February 10, 2015, edition of Global Sisters Report in the online version of the National Catholic Reporter.


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Theology School Honors Sister Sarah Sharkey on her Retirement after 19 Years

Sister Sarah Sharkey, OP, was honored for her 19 years of dedicated service as a Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Oblate School of Theology. The school paid special tribute to her in early December as they marked her retirement.


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Video Shows Delivery of Petitions to Withdraw from Lawsuit Against President’s Efforts to Provide Temporary Relief from Deportation

Sister Lorraine Reaume, OP, pastoral associate at St. Anne de Detroit Parish, was part of a delegation of people of faith who petitioned the office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to withdraw from a lawsuit that could cause great harm to immigrant families in the United States.


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Adrian Dominicans Participate in Martin Luther King Event

Four Adrian Dominican Sisters were among the hundreds of people who attended the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Banquet, held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on January 19.


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Adrian Radio Station Broadcasts from Literacy Center’s Reclaimed Home

Until very recently, the ground floor of the St. Joseph Academy building was silent except for the voices and work of crews fixing up a space that had been devastated by a flood in January 2014. Now, a week after it had reopened, the Adrian Rea Literacy Center was filled with the sounds of joy and excitement. 


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Meet Sister Rosemary Zuccaro, OP, Great Lakes Dominican Mission Chapter

Born and raised in the Cleveland area, Sister Rosemary Zuccaro, OP, has returned to nearby Seven Hills, Ohio, to take care of her 103-year-old mother, Sarah (Sally) Zuccaro.


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U.S. Dominican Sisters Returning from Journey of Solidarity with Sisters and Displaced Persons of Iraq

Three U.S. Dominican Sisters have completed their 10-day journey of solidarity with the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine, originally of Mosul, Iraq, but now displaced in the northern Iraq region of Erbil. The delegation—Adrian Dominican Sister Durstyne “Dusty” Farnan, OP, and Sisters Marcelline Koch, OP, (Springfield, Illinois, Dominican) and Arlene Flaherty (Blauvelt, New York, Dominican) will arrive home today, January 15.


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Rosarian Students Paint their Hearts out to Help Local Woman and Disabled Daughter

Led by Rosarian Academy’s National Junior Honor Society, 25 middle school students spent Saturday, January 10, painting the West Palm Beach home of a woman in her 80’s and her disabled daughter.


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Former Adrian Dominican Prioress Named First Female President of Catholic Charities USA

Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, has been selected to serve as the next President of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA). The first woman chosen for this position, she succeeds Rev. Larry Snyder and will officially assume office as CCUSA’s 10th president on June 1, 2015.


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Siena Heights Ranked in Top 25 for Online Learning

Siena Heights University’s Online Learning Programs were ranked as the best in Michigan among private institutions and 25th nationally by the U.S. News and World Report.


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