(1916 – 2014) Sister Mary Frances Coleman was the first Adrian Dominican sister to die in the year 2014. A study of her life reveals that, above all else, she was a woman of prayer, one who brought her troubles and needs to God. The dissertation that she wrote for her doctorate was on the mystics, as Sister Nadine Foley told the assembly at the wake. “She was excited about the mystics, especially Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and I learned much from her.” Her love of prayer was also mentioned by Sister Jean Hughes. More about Sister Mary Frances Coleman (pdf) Click the Read more link below to add comments.