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Come and See: December 12-14, 2014

Come spend time exploring religious life as a Dominican. Share prayer, contemplation, and conversation with the Sisters, and learn about the Dominican focus on study, preaching, and ministry. Join us in the Eucharistic celebration on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a lovely lunch. Come and See. Register here.


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Congregation Receives Angels with Wings Award from Grace House for Years of Support

The Adrian Dominican Congregation received the Angels with Wings Award early in November for their long-time support of Grace House, a residential program in Chicago for women exiting the prison system.


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Critical Issues Lecture Focuses on Reverence for Creation

Houston Dominican Sister Linda Gibler, OP, took her audience on a reverent but dizzying journey through the 13-billion year history of the universe to the water in our backyard – all while reminding them of their duty to behave as Children of God in their treatment of the Earth.


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Catholic Sisters Deepen Collaboration for Justice

Three Adrian Dominican Sisters and one co-worker were among 150 people who participated in the first-ever Justice Convocation for women religious. Entering the Transforming Future: Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Ministry in the Coming Age of Religious Life was held November 11-13, 2014, at River’s Edge Retreat Center in Cleveland.


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Barry University Salutes 70-Plus-Year History during Founder’s Week

Barry University hosted its annual Founders’ Week celebration November 12-13, remembering its history, mission, Catholic identity, and Dominican heritage.


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Father James Hug, SJ, Remembers the Jesuit Martyrs

Father James Hug, SJ, sacramental minister for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse campus, focused his homily and special liturgical prayers on the memory of six Jesuits and two women on the 25th anniversary of their brutal murders at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), El Salvador.


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Meet Sister Mary Hrovat, OP, Dominican Midwest Mission Chapter

Sister Mary Hrovat, OP, formerly known as Sister Josephus Mary, has served in the offices of the General Council and in Chapter offices in the Chicago area, as well as in development and social service agencies. She sees ministry and a source of grace “in anyone, in anything and anywhere.”


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Sisters Renee and Maurine Offer Presence to First Nations People of British Columbia

Recently ministering as “grandmothers” to girls at St. Clare Girls’ Centre in Meru, Kenya, Sisters Maurine Barzantni, OP, and Renee Richie, OP, now play a similar role, offering the ministry of presence to First Nations people on four reservations in British Columbia.


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Sisters and Associates Gather to Honor Outgoing Development Director

Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates from the Detroit area gathered at St. Basil’s Convent Chapel to pay tribute to Sister Adrienne Schaffer, OP, as she prepared to move forward from her 16-year ministry as Director of Development for the Congregation.


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DLC Nurse Practitioner Receives National Attention

Kathleen Isley, a nurse practitioner who works with the Adrian Dominican Sisters at the Dominican Life Center (DLC), recently received a certificate for her skills in documenting her services.


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Dominican Hospital’s Mobile Wellness Clinic Gets ‘New Face’

Dominican Hospital’s Mobile Wellness Clinic has a new look as it travels throughout Santa Cruz County.


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Rosarian Students Create Halloween Tradition with Disadvantaged Children at Homeless Shelter

For the third consecutive year, Rosarian Academy's National Junior Honor Society students brought spooktacular fun to The Lord’s Place family campus on October 24. Approximately 30 seventh and eighth graders paired up with over 35 children, currently housed by The Lord’s Place, to carve pumpkins, paint faces, share stories, and laugh together. 


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Sister Corinne Florek Receives Spirit of Community Award

Sister Corinne Florek, OP, executive director of Religious Community Investment Fund, received the inaugural Spirit of Community Award from Mercy Loan Fund.


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Springbank Retreat Profiled in Global Sisters Report

Springbank Retreat Center for EcoSpirituality and the Arts, located in Kingstree, South Carolina and affiliated with the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is profiled in a recent Global Sisters Report by National Catholic Reporter.


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Adrian Dominican Congregation Receives MPT’s First Mary Pat Dewey, OP, Award

In a fitting and touching tribute, the Meta Peace Team (MPT) inaugurated its Mary Pat Dewey, OP, Heart of MPT Award October 26 and bestowed it on the Adrian Dominican Congregation, the first recipient.


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Sister Maureen O’Connell Gives Presentation on Childhood Trauma

Sister Maureen O’Connell, OP, gave a keynote address on the morning of October 14 on childhood trauma and the need for access to trauma-informed care during a national conference held October 12-14, 2014.


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Painting by Sister Kathleen Voss Featured as Sample on Computer Painting Program Website

When artists – or aspiring artists – want to see samples of the kind of painting they can create on the Corel Painter program, they might well be inspired by the digital painting created by Sister Kathleen Voss, OP.


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Sister Donna Markham, OP, Speaks on the “Five Ordinary Mysteries”

Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, spoke recently to Xaverian Brothers and Associates about the “Five Ordinary Mysteries” of vocation, home, displacement, memory, and joy.


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Dominican Literacy Center Moves to New Site in Detroit

The Dominican Literacy Center (DLC) has moved from its Harper location to the nearby Samaritan Center on Conner in Detroit. The center offers a host of resources for the neighborhood, including educational, employment, medical, and community development.


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Sister Pat Siemen Reflects on Emerging Consciousness

Patricia Siemen, OP, reflects on the recent 20th anniversary gathering of Sisters of Earth, a network of women involved in various forms of Earth ministry.


Nancy Murray