February 27, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Have you ever wondered exactly who the Adrian Dominican Sisters are, what they do and what the inside of their Motherhouse looks like? Your neighbors, the Adrian Dominican Sisters, invite you to find out personally from the Sisters themselves during a special event March 11.
In conjunction with National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW), March 8-14, 2017, the Adrian Dominican Sisters invite the public to a special event, “Getting to Know the Sisters,” on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, adjacent to Siena Heights University.
The event will begin with 10:30 a.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Chapel. Father Thomas Murphy, OSFS, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Adrian, will preside. Mass will be followed by a reception and the opportunity to “Speed Date a Sister,” engaging in 10-minute conversations with up to 11 Adrian Dominican Sisters. The afternoon will also include guided tours, refreshments, and videos of interviews with Adrian Dominican Sisters. The event will conclude at 2:00 p.m.
“Getting to Know the Sisters” is one of many events taking place nationwide during National Catholic Sisters Week. NCSW was begun in 2014 to educate the public about the lives and calling of U.S. women religious and the great diversity of their ministries. An additional hope is that, as more single Catholic women learn about the joys of religious life, more will feel drawn into this life.
For more information about “Getting to Know the Sisters,” call Sister Sara Fairbanks, OP, at 517-266-3537.
Frequently Asked Questions - Adrian Dominican Sisters (pdf)
August 17, 2015, Monroe, Michigan – Sister Durstyne “Dusty” Farnan, OP, Director of Vocations for the Adrian Dominican Sisters from November 2008 to June 2015, will conduct a webinar “How to Become a Catholic Sister” at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. She will be one of five Sisters to kick off the new pilot webinar program offered by A Nun’s Life Ministry.
During her webinar, Sister Durstyne will speak on the steps that participants can take if they are discerning whether they are called to religious life. She will offer tips on where to start in this discernment journey and will speak on the general logistics involved in discerning religious life: choosing a religious community, contacting a vocation director, entering the formal discernment process, and speaking to family members and friends about becoming an active Sister or cloistered nun. Participants will also have the opportunity, through the chat room, to connect with others who are embarking on the same journey.
Other upcoming webinars, set for 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesdays, are as follows: “Is God Really Calling Me – And to What?,” August 26, 2015, Sister Teresita Richards, SND; “Discernment Techniques in a World Full of Choices,” October 28, 2015, Sister Deborah Borneman, SSCM; and “Prayer Pro-tips,” November 11, 2015, Sister Barbara Vano, OSF. Sister Candyce Rekart, IHM, will conduct a four-week series, “Engaging Advent,” at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays in Advent, November 29, 2015 – December 20, 2015.
A Nun’s Life is an online ministry that uses today’s technology to reach out to single Catholic women who are considering entering religious life. The ministry was co-founded in 2006 by Sisters Maxine Kollasch, IHM, and Julie Vieira, IHM, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.