Thousands of days have come and gone with laughter and tears as I celebrate this 50th Jubilee.
My ANCESTORS formed me daily by rooting my life with God. With my family and friends and community, I embrace my history and vulnerability, allowing me to let go of fears so that I can travel lightly on this journey.
My journey of EARTHEN ROOTS continues, I have left footprints in Michigan, Alabama, Kentucky, Washington, DC, Romania and in other Eastern European countries, and New York. Each step has graced and challenged me with depth, beauty, and companionship in every turn of my path.
Seeds of family and community ROOTED in FAITH and open to the struggles of our world, helped me to shape my ministries by finding the heart rhythms of what might be needed for fulfilled committed lives.
With my companions, ROOTED IN MISSION, we dig over and over into the rhythms of study, community, prayer and ministry. These caring friends on the path provide support for the grounding of Dominican Life so that I can be steadfast to walk daily with firm steps.
I am filled with gratitude, love and hope with every step.
2018 – 50 Years a Sister
Pray for our country to be reverent to all persons and creation
Lucianne Siers, OP directs the Institute of Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union, facilitating a program to train men and women who lead formation programs in their communities. “It is a nine-month program invoking the question, “How do we do formation?” “…we model what a formation program can be. So we develop prayer styles and reflection groups and study theology and Scripture and psychology and spirituality and religious life,” says Siers.
Read more about this ministry in Global Sisters Report https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/qas/news/q-sr-lucianne-siers-training-religious-formation-and-interculturality
Her craft is stone sculpture. Her themes raise up women, children, and families. Enjoy her sculptures throughout Marywood including the Art Gallery at Dominican Center.
Sister Lucianne Siers OP was elected to the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Leadership Team for the 2012-2018 term. Pictured are Sister Sandra Delgado OP (Vicaress), Sr. Maureen Geary OP (Prioress), Sr. Lucianne Siers OP (Councilor), Sr. Mary Ann Barrett OP (Councilor)
Partnership for Global Justice awarded Sister Lucianne Siers the 2015 Peace and Justice Award. Sister Lucianne founded and served as executive director of the Partnership for Global Justice and also served on the NGO team at the United Nations.
Sister Lucianne Siers teaches about threats to lives and planet, raising awareness about using more of the resources of Earth than can be renewed or replenished. “The most recent issue in our backyard is the water crisis in Flint,” says Siers. “The environment which nourishes our spirit is often destroyed by our desire and sometimes need for roadways, expressways and cost-cutting measures that are not well thought.