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April 24, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Just as nature comes back to life every spring, beginning and experienced writers are invited to arise to new life in writing. “The Welcome Greening of Spring,” a creative writing workshop, is offered on Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP

In this workshop, led by Adrian Dominican Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, participants gather online for some personal writing time and feedback from other supportive writers. Sister Tarianne is a certified Amherst Writers and Artists leader and a published author.

The cost is $30. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

April 23, 2021, McAllen and San Antonio, Texas – Adrian Dominican Sisters Nancy Murray, OP, and Mary Jane Lubinski, OP, are among 200 Catholic Sisters who are now serving immigrants who have come across the U.S.-Mexico border seeking a new home with family members and friends in the United States. They are responding to a request for help from Catholic Charities USA and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and will eventually be joined in their volunteer service on the border by other Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Sister Nancy – taking a break during the pandemic from her ministry of portraying St. Catherine of Siena at parishes and other venues around the world – is serving at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Sister Mary Jane, on sabbatical after seven years of leadership service with the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is working in San Antonio, Texas, with teenage boys who have come across the border.

Adrian Dominican Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, recently made her own visit to the border near El Centro, California, to see first-hand the immigration crisis at the border. 

Read the entire article about the Sisters’ service, written by Kevin Clark and published in the Jesuit magazine America.


Feature photo: From left, Sisters Nancy Murray, OP, Mary Jane Lubinski, OP, and Donna Markham, OP



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