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March 17, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – To mark the first full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Daily Telegram newspaper in Adrian profiled the stories of many of the more than 100 local lives lost due to coronavirus. Among those were 13 Adrian Dominican Sisters, who represent a total of 874 years of ministry – more than 300 in education. Two were particularly noted for their direct ministry in Adrian and in Lenawee County. Sister Esther Ortega, OP, upon retirement, ministered to migrant workers in the county. Sister Patricia O’Reilly, OP, served as admission coordinator at ProMedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian. Read the entire article by Spencer Durham.
Feature photo: Cemetery of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Adrian, Michigan
January 14, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement regarding COVID-19 at the Motherhouse Campus:
After more than nine months of no cases of COVID-19 among resident Sisters, we are now experiencing an outbreak among both Sisters and Co-workers at the Dominican Life Center. The care and safety of our Sisters and Co-workers have been and remain our primary concern. We continue to practice stringent protocols, including quarantines, to mitigate further spread of the virus.
Our prayers rise like incense for all impacted by this global health crisis: the sick and dying, their families, and all healthcare workers and people everywhere who generously and selflessly provide essential services to each and every one of us. Please join us in this prayer.
For more information on steps Sisters and Co-workers on the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse campus have taken to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, click here.