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Sister Geneal Kramer Receives Lumen Ecclesiae Award

The Dominican Ecclesial Institute (D+E+I), an educational and spiritual ministry of the Friars of the U.S. Central Dominican Province, presented the Lumen Ecclesiae Award to Adrian Dominican Sister Geneal Kramer, OP, at a recent festive gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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NCR Article Focuses on Sister Pat Siemen’s Efforts for Rights of Nature

A special article in the April 11, 2014, issue of The National Catholic Reporter focuses on the efforts of Sister Pat Siemen, OP, to introduce the rights of nature into U.S. law schools.


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Easter Activities at Soup Kitchen Keep on Giving Hope

Easter egg coloring and other Easter activities at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen have been drawing children from Detroit for years – and teaching them the meaning of both Easter and of their own lives.


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Parish, College Team Up to Offer Peace Education in Haiti

St. Margaret Mary Parish in Winter Park, Florida – where Sister Rosemary Finnegan, OP, ministers – has teamed up with Valencia College in Orlando to offer a Peace and Justice Initiative to youth in Haiti.


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Barry University Listed in Top 10 Non-profits Run by Women

For the second year in a row, Barry University – led by Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, President, was named among the Top 10 non-profit organizations in Florida run by a woman.


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Activists Challenged and Encouraged during Right to Life Dinner

More than 200 pro-life activists gathered for the Annual Benefit Dinner of Right to Life of Lenawee County to spend an evening together, receive encouraging news about the movement’s progress, and to be challenged to continue speaking out in defense of life.


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Associate Reflects on Experience in Leprosy Clinic in Ghana

Associate Carol Hofer returned in October with a small group from Michigan to a village in Ghana where she had served as a Peace Corps volunteer years ago. The following is her reflection on her experience of a clinic for people with leprosy.


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Sister Xiomara Profiled in Dominican University Newspaper

Sister Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP, a successful fashion designer in her native Dominican Republic before she entered the Adrian Dominican Congregation, served as juror for a March 25 fashion show organized by the Apparel Department at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.


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Telegram Provides Thorough Coverage of Hildegard Events

The Daily Telegram has been giving thorough coverage of the series of local events honoring St. Hildegard of Bingen, leading up to the premier performance of a composition based on her original music. 


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Sister Nancyann Turner Offers Reflections through Blogs

This year, Sister Nancyann Turner has begun writing blogs – reflections from her ministry as Manager of the Rosa Parks Children’s Program at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.


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Students Reach Out to others through Alternative Spring Breaks

Many of the students in schools sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Congregation – or taught by Adrian Dominican Sisters – spent their spring breaks making a difference in the lives of others.


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Sister Donna Markham, Former Prioress, Addresses Students at Alma Mater about the Importance of Leadership

Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, spoke to students at her alma mater, Regina Dominican High School, about the key role of leadership in a global community.


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Meet Sister Mary Margaret “Peggy” Fornicola, OP Dominican Midwest Mission Chapter

Sister Mary Margaret “Peggy” Fornicola, OP, has recently retired from teaching and resides in her hometown, Sault Sainte Marie, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where she has been teaching since the late 1990s.


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Sister Carol Weber Receives Ruby Award for Work with Women

Sister Carol Weber, OP, one of the founding directors of the St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center in Flint, Michigan, received the Making a Difference for Women Ruby Award from the Grosse Pointe, Michigan Chapter of Soroptimist International.


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Sister Janet Schaeffler’s Latest Book Focuses on Spirituality for Catechists and All Followers of Jesus Christ

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, has drawn on her years of experience in parish and diocesan catechetical ministry to offer a spirituality guide for catechists, adult faith formation ministers – and any Christian who wants to follow more closely in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.


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Article Highlights Efforts of Catholic Sisters Initiative

Some 100 pairs of women religious and Catholic college-aged women gathered for the process of getting to know one another and telling stories of the lives of Sisters in a weekend gathering that officially kicked off the inaugural National Catholic Sisters Week.


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Sister Pat McKee Named Outstanding Educator of Year

Sister Patricia McKee, OP, long-time educator, has returned to her hometown – the McKinley Park community of Chicago – to serve at the Aquinas Literacy Center and be  recognized as Outstanding Educator of the Year.


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Touching Hearts, Changing Lives: High School Student Reflects on Alternative Spring Break in the Dominican Republic

During the first week of March, 13 students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans spent their Spring Break in service to students at Espiritu Santo School in Bani, the Dominican Republic.


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Sister Anneliese Sinnott among Top 100 Theology Professors

Sister Anneliese Sinnott, OP, Professor of Systematic Theology at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, has been named as one of the Top 100 Theology Professors.


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Panelists from Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit Speak of their Hard Work and Community Spirit

People in poverty-stricken areas such as Detroit can find hope and improve their lives if they work hard and help one another. That was the message that a panel of students, volunteers, and staff members of the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit brought to Sister Simone Campbell, SSS.


Nancy Murray