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Meet Sister Jerome Mary (Jeri) Renner, OP, Dominican West Mission Chapter

Unlike many Sisters who spent their early years as elementary school teachers, Sister Jeri Renner, OP, has spent much of her ministerial life serving in health care: in the clinical laboratory,  administration, and spiritual care.


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Rosarian Academy Celebrates 50 Years of Dramatic Excellence

Rosarian Academy will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its theater on Saturday, February 28, 2015, with the Royal Rosarian Talent Showcase.


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Parish Outreach Program Raises $48,000

Star of the Sea Mission Outreach, which provides more than 1 million pounds of food per year to 8,000 people, raised more than $48,000 in its first gala fund-raising event.


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Sister Pat Walter Serves on Panel of Authors of Recent Book on Apostolic Visitation of U.S. Sisters

Sister Patricia Walter, OP, PhD, former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, recently spoke as a member of a panel of some of the 11 authors of the recently released book, The Power of Sisterhood.


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Seven Adrian Dominican Sisters Participate in Nuns’ Build

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, seven Adrian Dominican Sisters helped to rebuild six homes. Sisters Sharon Spanbauer, Joan Mary, Jean Keeley, Mary Keefe, Carol Fleming, Carol Elya, and Dorothy Dempsey were participating in Nuns’ Build, held in mid-November.


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Sister Pat Harvat Sees Religious Life as Response to Jesus’ Invitation: “Come and See”

Adrian Dominican Sister Pat Harvat, OP, writes of her vision of religious life as a response to Jesus’ invitation in the Gospel of John to “come and see” where he is staying.


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Sister Pat Siemen Writes on the “Great Work” of our Time

The “great work” of our time is “to reestablish our connection to nature and work toward sustainable lifestyles and systems that reverse the destruction we are currently inflicting on the planet,” Sister Pat, OP, Siemen writes.  


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Barry President Sister Linda Bevilacqua to Attend White House Announcement on Higher Education

Barry University, represented by President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, is joining President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with approximately 100 college presidents and higher education leaders at a special White House gathering on December 4 to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. The event continues through Thursday afternoon and can be viewed via live stream: WhiteHouse.gov/College-Opportunity


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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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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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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. 


Nancy Murray