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Associates and Laity
The Sparkill Dominican Associates in New York provided an ice cream social for the Sisters to celebrate the end of their monthlong project to collect pajamas and books for children who go to bed each night having to wear the clothing they wore all day because they are either living in shelters or their families lack the resources to provide them with sleepwear. Having collected 730 pairs of pajamas and accompanying books, the Associates and Sisters wrapped each pair of pajamas, along with an age-appropriate book for bedtime reading, which will be donated to children in area shelters in collaboration with Pajama Game.
November 7, 2018, Chicago – Sherrie Ashley, a retired special education teacher and current teacher’s aide living in Manteno, Illinois, became the newest Adrian Dominican Associate during the annual Fall Chapter Assembly of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Dominican Midwest Mission Chapter, based in Chicago. The assembly was held October 27 at the Mercy Center.
The ritual included a brief introduction by Sister Norine Burns, OP, Sherrie’s mentor; Sherrie’s formal acceptance of the call to be known as an Adrian Dominican Associate; the signing of the formal documents of commitment; and Sherrie’s reception of the Adrian Dominican Associates logo.
September 4, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Adrian Dominican Sisters welcomed three new Associates during a Ritual of Acceptance August 11 at St. Catherine Chapel. The ceremony was a culmination of Partners VI, a weekend gathering of about 50 Adrian Dominican Associates, held August 10-12.
Read the latest news from the Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) about their gathering at the Weber Center in Adrian, Michigan from July 25-28, 2018. Please click here to read the DIA summer newsletter.