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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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Associate Deb Carter Honored for Work at Siena Heights

Associate Deb Carter received the Pacesetter Award from the Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) in recognition of her long-time commitment to Siena Heights University, most recently as the Dean of the College for Professional Studies (CPS).


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Sister Susan Van Baalen Contribute Chapter in Oxford Book on Islam

Sister Susan Van Baalen, OP, has drawn on her expertise from 15 years of ministry as chief chaplain of the U.S. federal prison system to contribute a chapter on “Islam and American Prisons” in the newly published Oxford Handbook of American Islam. 


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Adrian Dominicans and other U.S. Women Religious Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week

The Adrian Dominican Sisters are among several communities of women religious in the United States to celebrate the second annual National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, 2015.


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Sister Jean Edward Selcke, OP, Celebrates 100th Birthday

In the presence of family members, friends, co-workers, and other Sisters, Sister Jean Edward Selcke, OP, celebrated her 100th birthday on March 6, 2015.


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Sister Judith Zynda Featured in Food Bank’s Annual Report

Sister Judith Zynda, OP, is featured in the 2014 Annual Report of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans for her committed volunteer work. 


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Sister Mary Frances Fleischaker, OP, DMin, Reflects on Pope’s Encyclical on Joy

Sister Mary Frances Fleischaker, OP, DMin, reflects on the encyclical Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel), an encyclical by Pope Francis, in the light of liturgical catechesis and the arts.


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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.


Nancy Murray