January 30, 2017, Detroit – On the way home from visiting Adrian Dominican Sisters and their ministries in Florida, Sister Elise D. García, OP, General Councilor, heard of a protest at Detroit Metro Airport against President Donald Trump’s refugee policies. She decided to delay her drive home to add the voice of the Adrian Dominican Congregation to the protest. Read the Detroit Free Press article about the protest, in which Sister Elise is quoted. She also took a video of the protest. Sister Elise also posted photos of the protest on her Facebook page.
Click on the links to read further about some of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ ministries in Florida. These include St. Ann Place, a ministry for homeless women and men, in West Palm Beach, where Sister Patricia Leonard ministers; Cardinal Newman High School, West Palm Beach, where Sister Judith Rimbey serves in the Finance Office; and Rosarian Academy, an elementary school in West Palm Beach sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, where Sister Donna Baker ministers as middle school principal.
January 24, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – In response to executive actions signed by President Donald Trump to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters has issued the following statement:
The Adrian Dominican Sisters deplore the steps taken today by President Donald Trump to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. These actions send a dangerous signal about our nation’s commitment to the COP21 Climate Agreement and pose a threat to the drinking water and sacred sites of our Native American brothers and sisters. We call on President Trump to reverse these actions and take steps to lead our country toward a new carbon-free economy of the 21st century.