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.
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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.
August 13, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Nancy Murray, OP (Adrian) – a theatrical performer who has portrayed St. Catherine of Siena in a one-woman performance throughout the world – received the Fra Angelico Award July 27 from the Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA). The Fra Angelico Award – named after the great 15th-century Dominican artist – is the highest honor that the DIA bestows on its members.
The Fra Angelico Award presentation was one of the highlights of the 2018 DIA Gathering, which brought Dominican artists – visual artists, musicians, poets, photographers, film-makers, and others – to Weber Center in Adrian July 25-29.
On May 6, 2018, the Sparkill Dominican Community gathered to celebrate the congregation’s Foundation Day, as well as to celebrate the commitment of three Associates. Dominican Associates Margaret Bush and Colleen Calhoun renewed their commitments for fives years, and new associate Gwen Tresch made her first commitment to the congregation. Read article
Dominican Sisters of Adrian: ‘Associate Kathleen Shannon Dorcy on Mission to Help Improve Cancer Treatment in Uganda’
April 12, 2018, Kampala, Uganda – Cancer patients in Uganda face an uphill battle. Often, by the time they are diagnosed, they are already terminally ill. In addition, Uganda is tragically underserved in the area of health care: only one cancer center in the country and nine nurses per 10,000 people.
Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, an Adrian Dominican Associate and a 35-year oncology nurse, is part of a collaborative effort that hopes to change this situation in Uganda by offering training and support to the country’s nurses.