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April 11, 2024, Adrian, Michigan – Adrian Dominican Sister Jeanne Wiest, OP, Director of Worship for the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, was not always involved in liturgical ministry. 

In an article in The Central Minnesota Catholic, magazine of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Sister Jeanne tells of her personal history, from her study of exercise science at Eastern Michigan University to her call to become an Adrian Dominican Sister to her ultimate call to liturgical ministry. 

“When people participate in the liturgy, they get to experience a relationship with God,” she told Amber Walling, staff writer of The Central Minnesota Catholic. “They come to experience God’s great love for them.”

Read the entire article.

Sister Nancy Murray in costume as St. Catherine of Siena wearing white headwrap and tunic with black coat; also a current headshot of Sister Nancy, she has short blond hair and is wearing a blue patterned shirt with pink accents.

March 8, 2024, Sebring, Florida – After portraying Dominican mystic and reformer St. Catherine of Siena to about 875 communities throughout the world, Sister Nancy Murray, OP, portrayed the saint in a unique and vibrant way to parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Sebring, Florida, as they marked its 100th anniversary. 

Drawing on about four hours’ worth of stories that she’s gleaned from her portrayals of St. Catherine of Siena since 2002, Sister Nancy tailors her message to her audience, focusing in this performance on St. Catherine’s family life as one of 22 children and her subsequent life as a lay Dominican woman. 

“St. Catherine of Siena has a message for today’s church and world and I think the truth she would say now is the same as Pope Francis – that the church needs to listen to the lay people,” Sister Nancy told Florida Catholic reporter Jean Gonzalez. Read the entire article.  



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