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March 18, 2022, Detroit – “We all have something to do with our life and we want to be our own best self, but we [also] want to give back. … I feel blessed that I was called to religious life.”

Those are the words of Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, an Adrian Dominican Sister for more than 60 years, as she led off a podcast featuring Sisters from the Archdiocese of Detroit. The podcast was posted on the website of the archdiocese in recognition of Catholic Sisters Week, held annually March 8-14, 2022.

In the podcast, Sister Nancyann spoke of her attraction to the Adrian Dominican Sisters, who taught her in grade school and high school. “They were very impressive,” she recalled. “They had lots of joy, community, support of us students, a sense that they cared for us, and they really stood for something bigger than themselves. That sort of intrigued me.”

The podcast includes Sister Nancyann’s description of her various ministries over the years, including her 20 years of service in the Rosa Parks Children’s and Youth Program at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit (pictured above).

Also featured in the podcast are Sister Felicity Marie Madigan, CSSF, a Felician Sister; Sister Carla Reyna, of the newly established Women of Jesus’ Merciful Passion community; and Sister Dominic Maria St. Michael, OP, a member of the Cloistered Dominican Sisters at the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Listen to the podcast here.

If you are a single Catholic woman, age 19-35, who is considering religious life, the Adrian Dominican Sisters invite you to register for their Come and See Retreat at the Motherhouse in Adrian over the weekend of April 1-3, 2022. 

February 17, 2022, Washington, D.C. – Sisters Donna Markham, OP, and Norma Pimentel, MJ, are defending the humanitarian and Gospel ministries to immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border by Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) against Catholic detractors who accuse them of luring immigrants across the southern border and even engaging in human trafficking. 

CCUSA and its agencies – including the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas – have received hateful, furious phone calls and unfair coverage on Fox News and other media outlets. 

“Our work is humanitarian,” said Sister Donna, President and CEO of CCUSA, told America Magazine. “It is grounded in our faith.” She noted that Catholic Charities has been doing this work – mandated by the Gospel – since 1910. “This is really our identity, and we don’t have any intention of stopping this ministry.”

As Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grand Valley, based in Brownsville, Texas, Sister Norma defended her agency’s work at the respite center in McAllen, Texas. The respite center serves people who have left their homeland because of “dire circumstances” and who have been allowed to enter the United States by the federal government, she told America. “We simply offer humanitarian assistance in their time of crisis.”

Read the entire article, written by Kevin Clarke. In addition, read a statement by the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, standing by the work of CCUSA. 



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