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March 19, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – In recognition of National Poetry Month in April, Weber Retreat and Conference Center offers a virtual program of Prose, Poetry, and Potpourri from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 8, 2021. 

Settle in with your favorite beverage and listen to poetry read by the authors, a reading from a book soon to be published, and familiar and original musical compositions.

The cost is free, but registration is required for the live stream link. Register at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org

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



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