March 16, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, will speak at a June 27-29, 2019, national conference to inspire leaders of Catholic parishes and schools to integrate the message of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. This first of three biennial conferences, to be held at Creighton University in Omaha, is organized by the university and Catholic Climate Covenant.
Before her election as Prioress, Sister Pat, an attorney, founded and directed the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, which “seeks to advance legal principles that will protect nature.” The Center also offers courses, publications, and events to educate the public about the inherent rights of nature and the human responsibility to protect Earth.
Read the article by Dennis Sadowski on the upcoming conference.
December 12, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Adrian Dominican Sisters, with sustainability efforts and Permaculture areas on campus, was one of three Congregations of Sisters showcased by The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report for their environmental efforts. In the article, Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, speaks of the Congregation’s six-year practice of permaculture – a design principle that works in harmony with nature in agriculture – and other ways in which the Congregation in working to reduce its ecological footprint. Read the article by reporter Dan Stockman. For the section on Adrian Dominican Sisters, scroll down about halfway through the article.