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Jubilarians | Adrian Dominican Sisters (OP)

Adrian Dominican Sisters (OP)

60th Reception

Sister Kathleen (sister Marie Liam) McGrail

Birthplace: Detroit

Entrance: 1961

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor’s in math and science, Barry College (now University), Miami, 1969

Master’s in theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, Iowa, 1972

Master’s in counseling, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1980

Service in the archdiocese: Co-director of the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate, St. Louis, 2005-09

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Rose of Lima, Miami Shores, Florida, 1963-66

Teacher, Blessed Sacrament, Tallahassee, Florida, 1966-70

Formation team member, St. Clement, Dearborn, Michigan, 1972-75

Formation personnel and counselor, Adrian Dominican Congregation and Bishop Borgess, Detroit, Michigan, 1975-76

Guidance counselor, Bishop Borgess High School, 1976-80

Guidance counselor and spiritual director, Bishop Borgess Spiritual Direction Center, 1980-82

Formation personnel, Assumption Sisters of Nairobi, Thika, Kenya, East Africa, 1982-84

Formation personnel, Assumption Sisters of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 1984-86

Formation personnel, Assumption Sisters of Eldoret, Turbo, Kenya, 1986-89

Executive secretary, Mercy College of Detroit, 1989-90

Assistant to president, University of Detroit Mercy, 1990-92

School counselor, Gabriel Richard High School, Riverview, Michigan, 1992-98

General councilor, Adrian Dominican Sisters, Adrian, Michigan, 1998-2004

Vice President of Mission Integration, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Henderson, Nevada, 2010-19

Community health educator and senior peer counselor, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, 2019 to present

About Sister Kathleen McGrail: My time in religious life has meant everything. Certainly, at 18, I had no idea what I was getting into and where this would all lead. I had a wonderful family life, with 13 years of Catholic education. That was my primer for religious life. Those solid beginnings were the fertile ground for my continued growth and development as a Dominican sister. I have had rich experiences in community living and meaningful friendships along the way. In areas of spirituality, prayer, social justice and the call of the Gospel, I have been formed by my Dominican family and Dominican study: and, of course, by all those with whom and for whom I have served in ministry. This has been a blessed life which has brought me much joy.

65th Reception

Sister Eunice (sister Marie John) Drazba

Birthplace: Chicago

Entrance: 1957

First profession: 1958

Final profession: 1963

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Siena Heights College (University), Adrian, Michigan, 1968

Master’s in pastoral ministry, Seattle University

Service in the archdiocese: Staff member, Emmaus Community, 1985-96

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Tucson, Arizona, 1959-61

Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Joliet, Illinois, 1961-68

Working in five towns to help parents catechize children, Dioceses of Winona, New Ulm, and St. Paul-Minneapolis, all in Minnesota, 1970-85

Staff member, working with formerly incarcerated men and women to help them transition to community life, St. Leonard’s Ministries, Chicago, 1997-2008

Volunteer at St. Leonard’s Ministries and Aquinas Literacy Center, Chicago, 2008-present

About Sister Eunice Drazba: I enjoyed all my ministries, as I did all I was able to answer the needs of the people I served in each different capacity. My life in religious life has meant the world to me. I have been able to grow in my love of myself, my God, and my neighbors — truly a gift!

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