Proof of What Wearing a Habit and Being Faithful to the Magesterium Will Do
Teaching Order Blessed with 1400% Growth
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The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
were founded nine years ago by Cardinal O'Connor of New York. They now number 59, a growth rate of 1400 percent. They are expected to be 70 in all by 2007.
The average age of the professed Sisters is 28, and the average age of those in the novitiate is 24. Astoundingly, 173 young women attended their vocations retreat in February of this year. Mother Assumpta Long, the driving force behind the community, has a simple explanation for their success: "It all begins in the chapel. If it doesn't happen there, it's not going to happen. The most important thing is our religious life."
The Sisters were invited to Michigan by Bishop Mengeling and funded initially by pizza magnate Tom Monaghan. Trained to be teachers, the Sisters already run two schools in Ann Arbor, but soon will be sending two groups of four Sisters each to South Carolina and Arizona at the request of Bishops Baker and Olmstead.