In Memoriam

Sister Dolores Daehn, OP


Praise the Beloved; Praise be to You in Earth’s sanctuary;
Praise be to You in the mighty firmament.
Give praise with trumpets; give praise with lute and harp.
Give praise with strings and reed.
Give praise with booming drums; give praise with clashing cymbals.
Let everything that breathes praise the Beloved in their lives.

Sister Mary Ann Caulfield, Prioress of the Florida Mission Chapter, used this Scripture passage, Psalm 150, at the Vigil Service for Sister Dolores Daehn to evoke the longtime music teacher’s “love of music and her tenacious spirit.” 

Dolores was born on August 7, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Robert and Lucy (Stoute) Daehn. Robert had no religious affiliation at all and Lucy was a Lutheran.

Lucy died when Dolores was just three years old, and the little girl lived with her grandparents, who although they were not Catholic (and in fact were opposed to the Catholic faith) sent her to parochial school from first grade on and then to Aquinas High School.

Read more about Sister Dolores (pdf)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 

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Avatar  Lois Popjoy Janotta last yearReply

I graduated with Dolores from Aquinas. She was a great gal. Also Sister Margaret Loretta was my aunt! I was so surprised to see the pictures!

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