April 27, 2019, Santa Cruz, California – Sister Mary Ellen Leciejewski, OP, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Dignity Health, notes in a special Earth Day article in National Catholic Reporter that the hospitals in her health care system are focusing on their responsibility to be good stewards of natural resources. Sister Mary Ellen has long been in the forefront of ecological efforts at Dignity Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health since the merger of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives in February 2019. Under Sister Mary Ellen’s leadership, Dignity Health set a number of specific goals to “reduce its carbon footprint by 2020.” To read the portion of the article on Sister Mary Ellen and her work with Dignity Health, click here and scroll down a bit more than half way through the article.
April 26, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Since 2000, Sister Nancy Murray, OP, has offered more than 800 one-woman performances of the great Dominican mystic, St. Catherine of Siena. This national and international ministry has tapped into Sister Nancy’s natural gift as an actress and her desire to preach the love of God through art.
Sister Nancy’s new website offers a great deal of background information on both Sister Nancy and on St. Catherine of Siena, as well as a list of her most recent and upcoming shows. Sister Nancy’s busy schedule this year takes her from Dominican audiences at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, the Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference, the Dominican Colleges Preaching Conference and Dominican Volunteers to the national venues of Catholic Charities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the St. Catherine of Siena Cathedral in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Sister Nancy is also available to perform a one-woman show as Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who was murdered in 2005 after devoting her life to defending the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil and the rights of the people in the forest.