We invite you to help ensure our Sisters receive the care they need: http://tinyurl.com/Gloria2019
Inspired by her belief that "music is prayer," Sister Gloria Korhonen, OP, began teaching music as a graduate student in Detroit, Michigan. After joining the Adrian Dominican Sisters in 1961, Sister Gloria went on to teach music at two Catholic schools in Michigan - St. Joseph Academy and Port Huron Catholic. It was during her years teaching and ministering in Port Huron that she organized the St. Joseph church choir and became its beloved director for 47 years.
"We were created to live in this time, and we are called to do something," Sister Gloria says, reflecting upon her life and ministry. "We want to be positive in whatever way we can. We're here, so let's find out what we should do with our gifts."
This past year, Sister Gloria came home to our community of 265 Sisters who live at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. Sisters living in this continuum-of-care facility receive the care they need, from independent living to full-time nursing assistance. While their lives of formal ministry may have ended, their spirits remain full of compassion and concern for all God's people. Their prayer lives and volunteerism continue, strong and powerful and persistent.
It costs $1.4 million each month to care for our Sisters in the Dominican Life Center. This includes housing, nursing assistance, physical therapy, nutritious meals, resident services, and medical prescriptions. These costs increase as medical expenses rise and as more of our Sisters come home.
We invite you to help ensure our Sisters receive the care they need, as they come home to the Motherhouse community to live out their ministries of "prayer and presence."http://tinyurl.com/Gloria2019