From a casual beginning in the middle of a Michigan cornfield, Adrian Dominican Sisters have gone on to influence countless lives as educators, health care professionals, social workers, and pastoral ministers. They have become a voice for those who have been silenced, advocates for those suffering injustice and companions for the poor and most vulnerable among us. In their roles as administrators, retreat leaders, artists and musicians, they discover new ways to preach the Word of God. The Sisters continue to make a difference in our world.
Thank you for supporting the ministries of our Sisters through the Ministry Trust! Here is one example.
Centro Santa Catalina - centrodesantacatalina.org
Patricia Erickson, OP, Board Member
The purpose of the Centro Santa Catalina (CSC) project is to lift women and children from abject poverty and social marginalization by providing nutritional, entrepreneurial, and life-skills activities that relieve severe economic hardships. Many children participate in learning activities while their mothers are engaged in a sewing co-operative that provides small incomes for the women. CSC recently initiated a project to produce protective face coverings for sale in their co-op store and via mail order. Ministry Trust funds were recently awarded to equip a kitchen, ensuring each CSC participant has at least one nutritional meal each day. Another successful Ministry Trust project has enabled CSC to acquire a flat-bed truck to transport potable water to its site to improve health and hygiene.