A Catholic Schools Week Register feature interview.
Religious life in the United States has undergone a remarkable decline in the United States in the past 50 years, with once-dominant communities experiencing a dearth in new vocations and an average age well into the twilight years.
A handful of traditional communities are bucking the trend, however, and among the most notable is the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.
Cardinal John O’Connor of New York canonically established the community with four sisters on Feb. 9, 1997; today, there are 120 sisters whose average age is 29. Their apostolate is Catholic teaching; they operate the Spiritus...READ MORE