(1939-2017) In her homily at Sister Mary Rita McSweeney’s funeral on September 15, 2017, Sister Attracta Kelly remembered Sister Mary Rita as a woman who – true to what Jesus asks in the selected Gospel reading – had been deeply committed to helping “the least” in society. Sister Attracta related a story that Sister Mary Rita had shared with one of their crowd about a homeless man whom she saw every day on her way to work. Rather than passing him by, she would stop to talk with him, and eventually she found him housing and hired him in her ministry. “As in Mary Rita’s example, it starts by opening our eyes and hearts to the suffering of other human beings,” Sister Attracta said. “The key is to resist the temptation to look the other way or to take refuge in apathy rather than to journey with the open eye and the open heart.” Read more about Sister Mary Rita (pdf) Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.