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Aquinas Institute Dedicates Delaplane Preaching Studio

Sister Joan Delaplane, OP, will be remembered in a special way by preaching students at Aquinas Institute of Theology. The Dominican graduate school dedicated its Delaplane Preaching Studio May 11 in the presence of Sister Joan, family and friends, local Adrian Dominican Associates, and Aquinas faculty and staff.


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Iraqi Dominican Sister Diana Momeka Testifies on Hardships Of Religious Minorities who Fled from ISIS

Sister Diana Momeka, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine, formerly of Mosul, Iraq, testified May 13 before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee about the hardships faced by Christians and other minorities who were forced from their homes by ISIS.


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Sister Peg Albert Receives Athena Leadership Award

Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD, President of Siena Heights University, received the 2015 Athena Leadership Award in recognition of her work in helping women to “achieve their full leadership potential.” The award ceremony took place May 12 in the University’s Dominican Hall in the presence of Siena Heights administration, faculty and staff; Adrian Dominican Sisters; and other active members of the Lenawee County, Michigan, community.


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St. Rita Graduate Shares Fond Memories of Adrian Dominican Teachers

In a letter to Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Prioress of the Congregation, a graduate of St. Rita School in Chicago shared his fond memories of the Adrian Dominican Sisters who taught him and of the other life lessons he learned from them.


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Rosarian Academy’s Eighth Grade Tours Nation’s Capital

As an extension of their classroom study of American democracy and the U.S. Constitution, 45 Rosarian Academy eighth-grade students and five chaperones took a three-day tour of our nation’s capital April 29 through May 1. In preparation for this visit, students researched, created, and presented digital documentaries on the Washington, DC monuments and memorials.


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Rights of Nature Article Included in New Global Sisters Report E-book

An article by Sister Elise García on the first international conference on the Rights of Nature was included in the National Catholic Reporter’s new e-book, a collection of the best Global Sisters Report articles.


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Associate Reflects on Anniversary of Selma March

Associate Carol Hofer took part in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, recalling the struggle for the right to vote for African Americans.


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Siena Heights Chapter of Dominican Young Adults Awarded for Service

The Siena Heights University Chapter of Dominican Young Adults (DYA) received the Sister Carmelita O’Connor, OP, Outstanding Community Service Award April 16 in recognition of the many ways that the group has reached out to the campus and the greater community.


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Parents of Two Disappeared Mexican Students Speak to Parishioners

Parishioners of Ste. Anne de Detroit heard the heart-wrenching story of the family members of two of the 43 Mexican students who were disappeared in September 2014. The parents – part of a national awareness program, Caravana 43 – spoke to the parishioners during Masses on April 12 and at greater length during a meeting after Mass.


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Sister Kathryn Lumbrezer Awarded for 22 Years of Teaching at her Alma Mater

Sister Kathryn Lumbrezer, OP, received the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, where she also taught for 22 years. 


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Rosarian Academy Names New Director of Lower School

Rosarian Academy recently announced the appointment of Ms. Terry Kent as the new Director of Lower School, commencing in the 2015-2016 academic year. She will succeed Mrs. Linda Linsin, who is retiring at the end of this school year after serving Rosarian for the last 14 years.


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Sisters Participate in Good Friday March for Hope

Adrian Dominican Sisters Nancyann Turner, OP, and Virginia “Ginny” King, OP, participated in the Good Friday March for Hope in Detroit. Sister Nancyann’s personal experience of the event follows.


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Sister Donna Markham Takes Part in White House Prayer Breakfast

Sister Donna Markham, OP, continued her celebration of Easter on Easter Monday by attending and participating in the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House. 


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Woman Writes of “Beautiful, Beautiful Role” that Sisters at N.E.W. Life Center Played in her Life

A woman working at N.E.W. Life Center’s N.E.W. Life Enterprises writes of the “beautiful, beautiful role” that Sisters Carol Weber, OP, and Judy Blake, CSJ, have played in her life.  


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Sister Patricia Sieman's Earth Democracy Course Featured in International Eco-Justice Jesuit E-Newsletter

Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, is reaching international audiences with her work on Earth jurisprudence – the realization that every species and all ecosystems on Earth have the inherent right to exist. 


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Chaplain for Adrian Dominicans Posts Reports on Climate Change Conference

Jesuit Father James Hug, SJ, currently serving as Campus Chaplain for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, has filed reports for the National Catholic Reporter’s Eco-Catholic series and the Ignatian Solidarity Network about the March 19-21, 2015, Climate Change Conference. 


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Global Sisters Report Article Focuses on Friendship among Dominicans

In an article published with the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report series, Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP, outlines the long-time friendship of Dominican Sisters in the United States with Dominican Sisters in Iraq.

 

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Sister Marian Castelluccio, OP, Takes Part in Panel Discussion on Violence

Sister Marian Castelluccio, OP, Director of Mental Health for Catholic Charities of East Bay in Oakland, California, took part in a panel discussion on WQED TV about how to address the violence that afflicts youth in Oakland.

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Students of Our Lady of Sorrows School Make Donation to Thank Adrian Dominican Sisters

On the day that the Catholic Church celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary’s “yes” to God, the students of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Farmington, Michigan, attended Mass with the Adrian Dominican Sisters – and thanked them for saying “yes” to service at their school. 


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Seminary Honors Sister Sarah Sharkey on her Retirement

The Oblate School of Theology held a formal dinner, honoring Sister Sarah Sharkey, OP, PhD, on her retirement after 19 years of service as a professor.


Nancy Murray