October 20, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – Adrian Dominican Sister Patricia Magee, OP, and Associate Brenda J. Stratton spent much of their summer in a land that many people would describe as beautiful and even exotic: Anchorage, Alaska. But while others would travel to Alaska to engage in typical sight-seeing adventures, the two spent much of their time in service to the Archdiocese of Anchorage: helping to archive thousands of photos, parish bulletins, documents, and other artifacts. Their labor of love will contribute to the celebration of the archdiocese’s 50th anniversary. Read Sarah Ward’s article on their service in the September 2015 issue of The Catholic Anchor, archdiocesan newspaper.
Feature photo: Associate Brenda Stratton works on the archives project.
October 14, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana – Just as people throughout the United States recognized in the 10th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, so four Adrian Dominican Sisters were among a number of women religious who were honored for their support and service of the people of New Orleans who suffered terribly from the hurricane.
Attending the special celebration – hosted by the Marianites of the Holy Cross, were Sisters Judy Zynda, OP, coordinator of volunteers at Christopher Homes; Patricia Harvat, OP, vice president of Dominican and Catholic Identity at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace; Kitty Bethea, OP, who ministers with the Hispanic community at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; and Sister Mary Keefe, OP, founder of Nuns’ Build, an annual event that helps to restore homes severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Read the tribute in the Fall 2015 issue of The Marianite.