June 16, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Elise D. García, OP, General Councilor of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was one of three religious whose articles on the vow of poverty were included in the Spring 2017 issue of Horizon, the journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference. In the article, she connects voluntary poverty, as practiced by Dominicans, with the Order’s call to mendicancy – relying on God and on others for their daily sustenance – and on the urgent need today for a more sustainable and less consumer-oriented lifestyle. Read the entire article.
June 1, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
President Trump’s decision today to pull the United States out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement is politically, economically, and morally indefensible.
It diminishes our standing as a world leader, aligning us with Syria and Nicaragua as the only non-signatories to the landmark accord signed in December 2015 by 195 nations. It blunts our competitive edge in an emerging renewable-energy based global economy. And it threatens to condemn Earth, our common home, and future generations to potentially catastrophic climate change.
We Adrian Dominican Sisters intend to redouble our efforts, in union with concerned people around the world, to help create the “new and universal solidarity” that Pope Francis calls for in his encyclical, Laudato Si, and “cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation.” (14)