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Come and See Event - October 10-12, 2014

Join us for the next Come and See, October 10-12, 2014. Register here. You will meet the sisters, share prayer, meals and explore Dominican spirituality, as well as the formation process. For more information, contact Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP, at vocations@adriandominicans.org or 517-266-3537.


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Espíritu Santo, Fe y Alegría School Celebrates 20 Years

With great joy, the staff, students, and their parents of the school Espíritu Santo, Fe y Alegría, celebrated 20 years of presence in the heart of the community Sección San José (El Cruce de Arroyo Hondo).  


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Fall Issue of DIA Newsletter Available

The Fall 2014 issue of OPalette, the newsletter of the Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) is now available.


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Sister Nancy Murray Speaks in Radio Interview about Upcoming Performance, Life as a Sister

Sister Nancy Murray, OP, in a recent interview with reporter Joe Donahue on WAMC Radio, Albany, New York, spoke about her upcoming performance as Sister Dorothy Stang.


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Sister Pat Siemen Writes on Decision to Walk in the People’s Climate March

Sister Pat Siemen, OP, writes on her decision – as a Baby Boomer and a woman of faith – to take part in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21. 


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International Prayer Service to Celebrate International Peace Day

People of all faiths and cultures are invited to a prayer service to celebrate International Day of Prayer for Peace at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014.


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‘Nuns on the Bus’ to Focus on Election Year During Visits to Michigan and other States

For the third year, Nuns on the Bus are on tour – this time through 10 states in an effort to call on “We the people – we the voters” to be informed voters in the crucial, mid-term general election this November.


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Meet Sister Sally Ormsby, OP, Dominican Midwest Mission Chapter

Sister Sally Ormsby, OP, formerly known as Sister Deanmarie, now teaches in an all-boys high school – after serving for years with the girls at Regina Dominican High School.


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LCWR Members Ask Pope Francis to Rescind Papal Bull Allowing Christians to Seize Native Lands

The Adrian Dominican Sisters, as members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) recently signed on to a document asking Pope Francis to rescind a series of15th-century papal documents allowing Christians to seize native land not owned by Christians.


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The Border and Beyond

In response to an invitation from the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR), Adrian Dominican Sister Patricia Erickson, OP, spent 10 days serving at Nazareth House. The shelter serves refugees who cross the Mexican-U.S. border in search of safety and a better life. Read Sister Pat’s reflection.


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Aquinas Literacy Center Launches Promotional Video

Aquinas Literacy Center, sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters and founded in Chicago in 1996, recently launched a promotional video on Youtube.


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142 Dominican Women Gather to “Envision the Future”

Excitement, hope, and a sense of the Holy Spirit’s call to mission permeated the Oblate Renewal Center in San Antonio, Texas, as 142 Dominican Sisters representing 16 U.S. Congregations, gathered August 28-31, 2014.


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Sister Attracta Speaks of U.S. Dominicans’ Anguish over Plight of People of Iraq

 

In an interview with the Catholic News Service (CNS), Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, spoke of the anguish that U.S. Dominicans feel about the plight of the Dominican Sisters and Brothers who have been displaced from Iraq – and the Christians and people of other minorities who have also fled their homeland.

 


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Letter Urges Pope Francis to be Strong in Upcoming Encyclical on Ecology

In an open letter to Pope Francis, Father James Hug, SJ, sacramental minister for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse campus, urges his fellow Jesuit to be firm in his anticipated encyclical on the human family’s ecological mission.


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Iraqi Dominican Sisters Ask for Help

Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters forwarded the following message to our community. Our Iraqi Dominican Sisters ask financial assistance so that they can continue to provide relief to refugees in northern Iraq.


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Award for Accomplished Music Students Named in Memory of Sister Marjorie Delaplane, OP

The Chicago Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA) is honoring the memory of Sister Marjorie Delaplane, OP – a gifted musician and piano teacher – by naming the highest level award in their Achievement in Music (AIM) program after her.


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Adrian Dominican Associates Gather for Discussion, Inspiration, and Community

About 60 Adrian Dominican Associates gathered at Weber Center, on the Motherhouse campus, over the weekend of August 1-3, 2014, for Partners II, their second annual gathering. The weekend gave participants – both Associates and Sisters – the opportunity to learn more about Dominican spirituality, deepen their sense of community, pray and celebrate together, discuss matters of concern to the Congregation, and welcome four new Associates.


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Four New Adrian Dominican Associates Welcomed

Four women were formally welcomed as Adrian Dominican Associates during a special Ritual of Acceptance, held August 2, 2014, at St. Catherine Chapel at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse.


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Sister Alyce Van Acker Recognized as Artist, Art Teacher

After years of work as a painter and an art teacher at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois, Sister Alyce Van Acker, OP, is getting deserved recognition: through a solo retrospective art show in St. Charles and, most recently, as the 2014 Fra Angelico Award recipient from the Dominican Institute from the Arts (DIA).


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Meet Sister Helen Essa, OP, Great Lakes Mission Chapter

After years of teaching in schools in Illinois and Michigan, Sister Helen Essa is now spending her retirement years as a volunteer librarian at the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit.


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