A funeral Mass will be celebrated May 19 in Adrian for Dominican Sr. Nadine Foley, a former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious who also served as prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Foley died May 13 in Adrian at age 93.
Foley also served as U.S. delegate to the International Union of Superiors General, and served two consecutive four-year terms as the Adrian Dominican's councilor general before becoming prioress.
She edited three books: Preaching and the Unordained, Claiming Our Truth: Reflections on Identity by United States Women Religious, and Journey in Faith and Fidelity; wrote two volumes of history of the Adrian Dominicans: Seeds Scattered and Grown and To Fields Near and Far; and a biography of the congregation's longest-serving prioress, Mother Mary Gerald Barry, OP: Ecclesial Woman of Vision and Daring, in addition to numerous journal articles.
Foley, a Michigan native, grew up in Newberry in the state's Upper Peninsula, and entered the Adrian Dominicans in 1945, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in science from Siena Heights College (now University) in Adrian.