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September 2016  
Director's Reflections
Sister Lorraine Réaume, Formation Director (right), visits with (from left) Sister Cathy Arnold, Dominican Sisters of Peace Formation Director; Sisters Ana Gonzalez and Margaret Uche, Dominican Sisters of Peace Novices; and Sister Katherine Frazier at the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate.

Are You Willing To Take the Risk?

I have just returned from the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate in St. Louis, where I took our new novice, Katherine. She will spend the next 10 months there with two other Dominican novices and the two Dominican Sisters who direct the novitiate. It's a big step. She is far away from the motherhouse and with all new people. She will grow in her identity as a Dominican Sister, and yet Adrian will remain her home. She will have many new experiences in an unfamiliar city and a new graduate school.
To take this step, Katherine had to be willing to risk so much newness all at once. She also has to trust that these new people will care for her and help her on this journey. She will need a spirit of adventure to really enjoy all this change.
In so many ways, these words describe any big life choice we make when we are following the Spirit of God. We need to be willing to risk. There are no guarantees and life is not easy. We also need to trust that God is walking with us and that good people will appear on this path. Finally, we need the joy to see it as an adventure - one more step in our life-long journey with Jesus.
Eighteen years ago, I was in Katherine's exact position, being dropped off at the Novitiate by my formation director. I was really nervous. But the openness to risk, to trust, and to a spirit of adventure served me well then. They have served me well as I have continued on this path that never ceases to bring new challenges and adventures.
When have you been asked by God to step out to risk and trust in a new adventure? Is God asking that of you now?


Sister Lorraine
New Team

From left, Sisters Lorraine Réaume, Judith Benkert, and Sara Fairbanks.
We are delighted to announce that we have a new full-time Vocation Director, Sister Sara Fairbanks, OP, and a new part-time Vocation Promoter, Sister Judith Benkert, OP. 

Sister Sara will focus on the East side of the country, while Sister Judith, who is based in San Francisco, will focus on the West. 

We welcome Sisters Sara and Judith to their new ministry!

Dominican Quote

"The gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase."

- St. Rose of Lima

An Invitation: Get to Know Us

We invite you to join us for Sunday Eucharist at
10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine Chapel on our Motherhouse campus, followed by a noon meal. 

To make arrangements for this or a visit at another time, please contact the vocation director at vocations@adriandominicans.org or call
Conni Lundy at 517-266-3530.
Join Us in Prayer

Official Prayer for the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order
God, Father of mercy,
who called your servant Dominic de Guzman
to set out in faith
as an itinerant pilgrim and a preacher of grace,
as we prepare to celebrate the Jubilee of the Order
we ask you to pour again into us
the Spirit of the Risen Christ,
that we might faithfully and joyfully proclaim
the Gospel of peace,
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

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For more information, call 517-266-3537 or email vocations@adriandominicans.org.

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