Lansing, Mich., Jan 29, 2021 / 15:46 pm
The Diocese of Lansing offered its condolences and prayerful support after the coronavirus hit a religious retirement home this month and nine nuns died.
Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing issued a statement Jan. 28 expressing sorrow over the deaths and emphasizing the valuable role the nuns have played in the community.
"With great regret, I was informed today of the death of nine of our Adrian Dominican Sisters due to COVID-19. May they rest in peace. It is all the more bittersweet to learn of this sad news upon the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, usually a day of great festivity for the Dominican order," said Boyea.
"I would like to assure Sister Patricia Siemen, Prioress, and all the Adrian Dominican community of my sympathy, prayers and support in the days and weeks to come. Saint Dominic, pray for them."