August 28, 2009

Vocations

I'm just noticing CNA's article today about the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, titled, "Ann Arbor sisters can't build fast enough to house new members." I got to know a little bit about this community when one young sister attended Mass at our parish during her break between postulancy and novitiate.

It just goes to show that there is no such thing as a problem of vocations to religious life.

If you want vocations, put on your habit, build up and be proud of your Catholic Christian identity, practice solid, traditional Catholic prayer, devotional, and communal life, and have a focused ministry that is based in and promotes Catholic Christian evangelization.

6 comments:

NC Sue said...

It's nice to know that there are religious communities that continue to thrive and grow.

Adoro said...

YES!

ben in denver said...

Sister Mary Margaret in this community is the daughter of my daughter Veronica's Godparents. She made her final profession earlier this summer.

They are truly a gift for the Church.

shussong said...

It's a shame that they can't spread the vocations around a bit....here in Utah we have a Trappist monastery (monks) and a Discalced Carmelite monastery (nuns) that are very sorely in need of vocations...

Paul A. Zalonski said...

what a difference with the Ann Arbor OPs, Alma RSMs, Nashville OPs, et al, and the moribund congregations who are griping that a visitation on charism and doctrine is being done. to be too romantic about these and other groups, meeting some of the OPs I have had certainty that the Church is poised for a renewal by Grace.

Qualis Rex said...

Shussong, you reap what you sew.

Father Charles, thanks for this! I agree with you 100%. As I mentioned earlier, my aunt belongs to an order which has not only lost its vocation, but is for all intents and purposes moribund in the US. It is so sad that far too many orders have deviated so strongly from the teachings and ministry of the saints which founded them. These poor saints must be spinning in their reliquaries (so to speak).