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June 4, 2021, Alexandria, Virginia – Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) recently released a moving video about Catholic Sisters from about 100 U.S. Congregations who supported the initiative or sent Sisters to serve immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Sisters spoke of their volunteer experience of helping immigrant families and individuals who came to the United States to escape violence or poverty.
The Congregations – including the Adrian Dominican Sisters – were responding to the invitation of Sister Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of CCUSA, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to volunteer their services with five Catholic Charities agencies at the border. To date, Adrian Dominican Sisters Mary Jane Lubinski, OP, and Nancy Murray, OP, have served at the border, while other Adrian Dominican Sisters are making arrangements to participate in the effort.
Watch the video.
June 1, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County recently hosted the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new house constructed through the organization’s Faith Build. Parishioners of Lenawee County churches participated in building and funding the house. Among those present was Sister Joanne Peters, OP, a Board member of the local Habitat for Humanity. The Faith Build was funded in part by a grant from the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Ministry Trust Fund, which offers grants every year to non-profit organizations in which Sisters minister or volunteer. Read the Daily Telegram article by Brad Heineman.
Feature photo: The Newell family outside of their newly constructed home in Adrian. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee