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Associates and Laity
August 9, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Six women were formally welcomed as Adrian Dominican Associates on the evening of August 5 during Partners V, the fifth annual gathering of Associates.
Associates are women and men – at least 18 years of age – who share in the vision and mission of the Adrian Dominican Sisters through a non-vowed commitment.
Mary Lach, Director of Associate Life, presided over the Ritual of Acceptance, in St. Catherine Chapel at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse. Deb Carter, Associate and member of the Associate Life Board, served as Ritual Leader, introducing each mentor, who in turn introduced the Associate she’d worked with.
Twenty-seven participants, religious sisters and friars, associates, and laity who minister in Dominican institutions, came from many parts of the USA as well as South Africa to spend time in France to deepen their understanding of the Dominican charism. The experience of praying and walking where St. Dominic lived and preached profoundly touched the group and each came away with a renewed sense of the Dominican Family. Conferences, prayer, and discussions as well as visits to other places of interest to Dominicans enhance the program. Each person traveled back home with a spirited desire to live and spread the Dominican charism more fully.
Next year’s program is scheduled for July 17 – 26, 2018. Contact Jeanne Goyette, OP (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
June 1, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – May was a busy month for Associate Life as nine new Associates were welcomed, one in Michigan and eight in Florida. Associates are women and men, at least 18 years of age – married, single, widowed, or divorced – who make a non-vowed commitment to partner with the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
On May 7, 2017, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield welcomed 28 new associates. “The associate class included residents of Springfield, Bluffs, Auburn, Flossmoor, Jacksonville, Illiopolis, Galesburg, Pana, Steger, Lansing, Normal, Park Forest, Chicago Heights, South Holland, Orland Park, and Bloomington, Ill., Indiana residents of Munster and Hammond, and Mississippi residents of the Jackson area.” Read article