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October 12, 2015, Orlando, Florida – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, founder of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, gave a live television interview on Pope Francis’ most recent encyclical, Laudato Sí. In the interview, Sister Pat speaks of the Pope’s concern about global warming and his special emphasis on developing a relationship with all of Earth’s community – human and non-human – as well as concern for the poor, who are most affected by global climate change. 

Sister Pat will be in Adrian on Thursday, October 15, speaking during the afternoon session on the Paris climate change talks scheduled for December 2015. Her session will be part of a day of education on issues surrounding Care for the Earth, held in the Common Room of Weber Retreat and Conference Center at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus. The event is free and open to the public; please register by Wednesday, October 14, 2015, by emailing knolan@adriandominicans.org or by calling 517-266-3403.

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Feature photo: Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, right, at the first Global Summit for the Rights of Nature, held in Ecuador in January 2014.

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October 9, 2015, Wilmette, Illinois – The Wilmette [Illinois] Beacon focuses on the experience of Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, during the historic visit of Pope Francis to the United States in late September. Sister Donna – former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and alumna of Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette – attended many of the events of the Pope’s visit in Washington, DC and New York as the new President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. Read the Wilmette Beacon article by Hilary Anderson. 


Feature photo: Sister Donna Markham (center) at the White House ceremony with Bishop David Zubik, Catholic Charities USA Episcopal Liaison, and Sister Norma Pimentel, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities in Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Sister Norma is the Sister that Pope Francis called out on the telepresence on ABC.



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