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Adrian Dominican Sisters Receive Three Awards from Catholic Press Association

June 28, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida – Adrian Dominican Sisters received three awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) in recognition of the Congregation’s efforts to share its story and Mission with the public. The awards were announced June 21, 2019, during the awards banquet of the CPA’s 2019 Catholic Media Conference June 18-21 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Congregation received the following awards:

  • Second Place: Best Annual Report for Catholic Nonprofit Organizations for Hearts of Hope, the 2017-2018 Annual Report. “Clear concise language illustrated the accomplishments, goals, services, resources in a succinct way,” the judges noted. “Graphics are concise and aid in comprehension. Overall report gives the reader a sense of the organization’s character as well.”

  • Honorable Mention: Best Presentation of Online Videos for Ripples of Faith: A Sister’s Story, an Office of Development Christmas campaign video featuring the life and ministries of Sister Mary Margaret (Sis) Beh, OP. The video faced stiff competition; the top three awards went to America Magazine, the Diocese of Savannah, and Catholic News Service.

  • Honorable Mention: Best E-newsletter for Veritas, a monthly newsletter that gives a comprehensive view of recent events and upcoming programs of the Congregation. 

The awards were the result of the collaborative efforts of the Offices Communications and Development. 

Co-workers in Communications are Angie Kessler, Director; Sheila Wathen, Assistant Director; Sister Barbara Kelley, OP, Writer; Ashley LaVigne, Social Media Specialist; Scott Miller, Videographer; and Ashley Saxton, Graphic Designer. Jessica Havens was the Graphic Designer in 2018, the period covered by the 2019 CPA awards. 

Co-workers in Development are Amy Palmer, Director; Diane Bach, Development Office Coordinator; Sister Kathleen Schanz, OP, Donor Relations; and Laura Brosamer and Jolene Witt, Office Assistants. 


Photography Exhibit Focuses on ‘Quiet Moments’

February 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – A photography exhibit, Quiet Moments, runs from Friday, March 1, 2019, through Thursday, June 27, 2019, at INAI: A Space Apart, an art gallery and meditation space adjacent to Weber Retreat and Conference Center. An artists’ reception is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019.

In Quiet Moments, photographers Scott Miller and Elaina Robinson offer their experiences of quiet moments, using their cameras to illustrate special times of stillness, observation, and oneness of nature. 

Scott Miller, videographer in the Communications Office of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is a local artist specializing in digital imagery and cinematography. His passion is to guide his audience to see and experience quiet moments in the significant yet overlooked simplicity of God’s fingerprints that he sees all around him.

Elaina Robinson grew up in a rural area on a dirt road near Adrian and felt those landscapes as part of her soul. The images in this series of black and white photos show the power of place as she came to know it with the camera. Her exhibit in Quiet Moments is her senior project for Siena Heights University, where she is majoring in business and minoring in photography.

INAI (pronounced in-EYE), meaning “within” in Japanese, is a contemplative space and art gallery that resonates with the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ mission to seek truth, make peace, and respect life. It houses an art gallery, as well as a quiet space for personal reflection and meditation. INAI: A Space Apart is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All are invited free of charge to visit INAI: A Space Apart and to enjoy Quiet Moments


 

 

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