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Adrian Dominican Sisters in the path of Hurricane Matthew are safe

October 6, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – Due to the many loving calls and emails of concern from people asking after the safety of Adrian Dominican Sisters serving in the Dominican Republic and Florida, we are happy to report everyone is safe.

Our Sisters serving in the Dominican Republic report lots of rain, and ask for your continued prayers for the DR and Haiti.

Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates in Florida are all safe and continue to be in contact with each other as well as their Chapter Prioress, Sister Mary Ann Caulfield, OP. Sisters in areas that had a mandatory evacuation have taken up residence with other Sisters in safer areas. All are in touch with each other, monitoring the weather situation, and taking appropriate safety measures. They express gratitude for your thoughts and prayers.

Our sponsored institutions report the following:

  • Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida) is closed as of noon October 5 through Sunday, October 9
  • Rosarian Academy (West Palm Beach, Florida) is closed October 6-7, with parent-teacher conferences scheduled to go on for Monday, October 10 as of this posting
  • DePorres Place Literacy Center (West Palm Beach, Florida) is closed and as of this posting will re-open Monday, October 10

 The Congregation asks people for their continued prayers for the victims of Hurricane Matthew and for the safety of those still in the path of the storm.

Barry, Siena Heights Faculty Contribute Articles to Scholarly Magazine

August 18, 2016, Washington, DC – Faculty members from both Barry University and Siena Heights University have contributed articles to a recent issue of the Journal of Catholic Higher Education. In recognition of the 800th Jubilee Year of the Dominicans, the issue is focused on the Dominican charism.

Scott F. Smith, PhD, and Roxanne S. Davies, PhD, of Barry University, wrote about “Institutionalizing Mission Engagement and Leadership Formation at a Dominican University.” The authors explore ways that Barry has developed a “mission-centered” spirit among students, faculty and staff to keep the Dominican heritage alive. 

In her article, “‘What We Have Seen...’: Higher Education in the Dominican Tradition,” Sister Patricia Walter, OP, explores contemplation and the Dominican way of seeing through tradition and the signs of the times. Sister Patricia is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Siena Heights University. 

The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, a peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, is “the only international journal dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on contemporary Catholic education in the United States and around the world.”



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