ADS Website – SHU Heritage

Want to learn more about the Adrian Dominican Sisters who sponsor Siena Heights University? There is no better place to start than our website:
Here you will find  a detailed history of our congregation and find out “What’s Happening ”  today with our sisters in ministry here in Adrian and throughout the world. There are several articles and blogs to choose from or you can enjoy a reflection on the scripture reading of the day.  A special feature is our “A Sister’s Story” which are 30 minute video profiles of our sisters. Here is the link: 

About Us

The Adrian Dominican Sisters, an international congregation of more than 700 vowed women religious and 200 Associates, minister in 25 states, Puerto Rico, and five countries: Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Norway, and Taiwan.

In all of our ministries—education, health care, pastoral and retreat ministry, the arts, social work, ecology, and peace and justice advocacy—we strive to live out our Vision: to seek truth, make peace, reverence life.

We trace our roots to St. Dominic in the 13th Century. With our Associates and our Co-workers, and with the other members of the Dominican family throughout the world, we continue our Dominican tradition of preaching through prayer, study, common life, and ministry.

A Walk through History

The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, are part of the worldwide Order of Preachers established in 1216 by Saint Dominic. Our foremothers came from Holy Cross Convent in Regensburg, Bavaria, a Dominican monastery established in 1233 with a lineage that traces back to the first monastery established by Dominic—in 1206 in southern France, for women.
Explore Our History