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Friday, February 19, 2010

In the cell, not on it: What's it's like to be a Dominican Sister of Mary

Some splendid things hail from the great state of Michigan:  Greektown, Little Cesar's Pizza, lake recreation, a few choice automobile manufacturers, the MSU Spartan Marching Band, my family, The Red Wings,  and now let's includeThe Dominican Sisters of Mary, who recently lit up the Oprah Winfrey show. I had an opportunity to meet a few of them at a gathering last week.  This is another vibrant young Catholic Community (just like our beautiful Poor Clares, aka Desert Nuns) that has come to life in the last few decades...average age of the women in this order is a fresh 26! So those of you out there who have monikered Holy Mother Church with adjectives such as "stodgy and stale" think again.

"the habit is like a wedding ring; it says that someone loves me...someone has claimed me as His own"...ah beautiful.

Thanks Oprah....this almost makes up for not offering equal time to both candidates last election cycle ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Karen, it is really wonderful to know that there are young women entering religious orders. We just need to keep praying for religious vocations! let me know if you hear about an influx of young men entering te priesthood!
    By the way, I discovered the Desert Nuns on your blog and they are amazing! You have lots of resources for me. Blessed Lent to you!