The Adrian Dominican Sisters produce a number of print and electronic publications annually, as well as video recordings of special presentations. Below are some of our more recent publications. 

Annual Reports

Awakening to the World Around Us (2021-2022)
Deepening Relationships (2020-2021)
And the Greatest of These is Love (2019-2020)
Sharing Faith and Life (2018-2019)
Hearts of Hope (2017-2018)
Counting Our Blessings (2016-2017)
Gratitude and Grace (2015-2016)
Your Generosity, Our Service (2014-2015)
Collaborating for the Common Good (2013-2014)

Development Newsletter – Your Generosity, Our Service
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February 2023 (pdf)
August 2022 (pdf)
March 2022 (pdf)
August 2021 (pdf)
February 2021 (pdf)
August 2020 (pdf)
February 2020 (pdf)
August 2019 (pdf)
February 2019 (pdf)

VOICES in Mission and Ministry

Published each summer, VOICES takes a deeper look at the Mission and Ministry of our Congregation. If you are within the U.S. and would like to receive the print version of VOICES, please send your request with your name and mailing address to our

Summer 2022 (online and PDF download)
This issue addresses pandemic transformations as Sisters reflect on their own lives, how they changed the way they went about their ministries, and how Co-workers, Associates, and other Partners in Mission responded to this new world as it unfolded. 

Summer 2021 (online and PDF download)
This issue addresses racism and diversity as part of our 2016 General Chapter Enactment to "embrace and nurture our rich diversity" and "commit ourselves to deepening our relationships with one another..."

Summer 2020 - no issue due to pandemic

Summer 2019 (online and PDF download)
This issue focuses on our 2016 General Chapter Enactment that recognizes "our own spiritual longings and those of the world" as we commit to "deepen our spirituality and to engage with others in prayer and presence in order to witness to the mystery of God in our midst."

Summer 2018 (online and PDF download)
Focusing on our 2016 General Chapter Enactment that commits us to "sacrifice to mitigate significantly our impact on climate change and ecological degradation."

Summer 2017 (online and PDF download)
Snapshot as we begin living the Enactments of General Chapter 2016

Summer 2016 (PDF)
Our 800+ years of Dominican history through the lens and experience of Dominican women.

Summer 2015 (PDF)
“We commit to live simply and sustainably for the sake of the whole Earth community.” Commitment, General Chapter 2010

Summer 2014 (PDF)
“We commit to study worldviews and emerging theologies informed by science and our suffering world.” Commitment, General Chapter 2010

Summer 2013 (PDF)
“We commit to claim our moral authority to speak truth in Church and society in the spirit of Catherine of Siena.” Commitment, General Chapter 2010

Summer 2012 (PDF)
“We commit to open our hearts to the other and deepen our understanding of diverse cultures and beliefs.” Commitment, General Chapter 2010

Summer 2011 (PDF)
Rising Spirit: Impact of Vatican II on Adrian Dominican Sisters

Other Publications

Horizon 2030: Climate Change (PDF) - 2017
A guide to understanding climate change at this crucial time in history, including steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. Written by Elise García, OP.

Immigration: An Initiative for our Times (PDF) - 2012
A 52-page booklet, produced by the Adrian Dominican Justice Promoters, designed to walk people through a theological reflection on the issue of immigration in our times. 



Veritas is a monthly e-newsletter that gives readers a comprehensive view of the Mission and ministry of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Here you'll find news about Sisters, our Sponsored Institutions, and their ministries while being inspired by the A Sister Reflects blog and informed of upcoming events at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Sign up here and please feel free to share this e-newsletter with others.

April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022


Published quarterly, the Permaculture electronic newsletter, Growing Awareness, features updates about the Adrian Dominican Sisters' permaculture site on the Motherhouse campus, along with educational write-ups on different species and permaculture best practices. Sign up here to receive Growing Awareness.

Winter 2022-2023
Fall 2022


The links below open up to video recordings of special presentations.

A Matter of Conscience

A Matter of Conscience

In response to questions posed by some of our Sisters about how to engage together on difficult issues from an informed conscience, Sister Attracta Kelly, former Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, began to work with other Dominicans to gather women among us with the relevant professional expertise to reflect together on conscience – its history in Church teaching, its formation, and its exercise in our lives.

The result is this 30-minute DVD, “A Matter of Conscience,” featuring Sisters Arlene Flaherty, OP (Blauvelt), Anneliese Sinnott, OP (Adrian), and Lucy Vázquez, OP (de’ Ricci), who offer necessarily brief but rich insights to stimulate further thought, personal reflection, and discussion. 



Reflection Questions:

  1. Within the complex and nuanced context of life and mission today, how can we support our individual and communal efforts to inform and exercise our conscience?

  2. What inhibits our "speaking to the church?" Are there other ways to exercise our call and responsibility?

  3. What societal issues do we need to be informed about and speak to clearly?

  4. What is the truth to which we are called? How do we responsibly hold to that truth?


–  Arlene Flaherty, OP, is a Justice Promoter and Educator who has engaged in social justice work with various faith-based organizations for more than 30 years. A Dominican Sister of Blauvelt, she holds two Master’s degrees and a D.Min. in theology.

–  Anneliese Sinnott, OP, is a Professor of Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry Program at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. A Dominican Sister of Adrian, she holds a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. 

–  Lucy Vázquez, OP, a Past President of the Canon Law Society of American, serves as a canonical consultant to religious congregations and dioceses nationally. A Dominican Sister of St. Catherine de’ Ricci, she holds a Licentiate and Doctorate in Canon Law.


We Have Family in Iraq

August 6, 2016, marked the second anniversary of the ISIS attack on villages of the Nineveh Plain. The attack resulted in the flight of tens of thousands of Yazidis, Iraqi Christians, including Dominican Sisters, and other minorities from their homes.

Just days before the anniversary, Sister Nadiya Shamees, OP, a Dominican Sister from the Congregation of St. Catherine in Iraq, arrived in the United States for a month of study and rest.

We interviewed Sister Nadiya and asked her questions that were on our hearts.


Socially Reponsible Investing

Do you have a small amount of money that you would like to invest in keeping with your social values and sense of justice? Do you simply want to understand the concept of “socially responsible investing”?

If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board (PAB) might be offering just what you’re seeking. This presentation offers tips on such steps as setting up investment filters, taking into account such factors as which types of investments you would like to avoid and which you would like to support, as well as information on how you, the small investor, can influence the behavior of corporations. The presentation also includes links to resources that can provide deeper information in such areas as the use of mutual funds, issues that are frequently involved in the considerations of socially responsible investors, and how institutions are handling their investments.

Vandana Shiva: Seeding a Transformed Future

A conversation with Vandana Shiva, PhD, recorded by Sisters Pat Siemen and Corinne Sanders at Navdanya in northern India, on the international movement to create places for healing and renewal in the face of global economic, environmental, religious, and ethnic/racial violence. Sisters Pat and Corinne engage Dr. Shiva's thought in relationship to General Chapter 2016 during an evening presentation at Weber Center (April 20, 2015).

A five-minute segment of the interview with Dr. Shiva, titled Earth Laws: False Separation, False Superiority, is posted below.



History of the Congregation


Amid the Alien Corn
by Sister Mary Philip Ryan, OP 
Volume I, the early years, 1879-1924
$15.00 plus tax/shipping




Seeds Scattered and Grown
by Sister Nadine Foley, OP
Volume II, 1924-1933
$15.00 plus tax/shipping




To Fields Near and Far
by Sister Nadine Foley, OP
Volume III, 1933-1961
$15.00 plus tax/shipping




Seeds of Change
by Sister Mary Louise Putrow, OP
Volume IV, 1962-1986
$15.00 plus tax/shipping



For ordering information, contact the Weber Center Shop at 517-266-4035 or .

A Living Journey

A Living Journey was produced for the Congregation’s 125th anniversary in May 2009. The 28-minute historical documentary combines text, poetry, historical photos, and music (composed and performed by the Adrian Dominican Sisters) to present a moving history of the Congregation. Copies of the DVD are available through Weber Center Shop, 517-266-4035 or .