Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dominican Nuns on Oprah Offer a Terrific Witness

Courtesy of a post on my friend Steve Ray's blog, here are four You Tube videos of the entire show. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist is a wonderful, thriving religious community in Ann Arbor, Michigan (about 30 miles west of where I live, just west of Detroit). It was founded in 1997 with four sisters. Now it has grown to 98, with an average age of 26 and average age of entrance of 21. Marvelous! I love what Steve Ray wrote on his post:

This is one of many things that make me proud to be Catholic. Where do you find an institution that allows you to live out your calling for God if it is the single life? Jesus mentions those who are gifted to remain celibate, St. Paul lauds the single life of dedication to God. But how does one live out this life? The Catholic Church has made beautiful options for those who are called to such a life of devotion to God.

I very much register my "ditto" to that.







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Ben M said...
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Frank said...

1 Corinthians 7:8

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am (single)
-Paul

Personally, I am one of the ones that need to get married, but I have the utmost respect for those who chase celibacy in their search for God.

Dave Armstrong said...

As we all should, but unfortunately, our society is so oversexed that many folks cannot comprehend such a life, and so have to run it down in ignorance.

Ben M said...
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