The nearly 150 people crowded into the common room listened in awe as Adrian Dominican Prioress Attracta Kelly described how the order grew from six sisters who started a hospital in 1884 to a community with 300 sisters at the motherhouse and chapters around the world.
GSR Today - Here we highlight the ministry and mission of Catholic women religious every day, but as part of our coverage of National Catholic Sisters Week, we're focusing on four women who are on their journey to religious life. Please read their stories and share with others who may be considering such a path.
"Not only has she found true happiness in her vocation, but we have been drawn into the life and spirituality of the Daughters of Charity." In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, which runs March 8-14, GSR follows the stories of four women in the formation process.
"God calls women from all different walks of life, from different stages, and all sorts of women. . . . The only consistent influence is that God is calling." To celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week, which runs March 8-14, GSR features four women in formation.
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"It sounded like a voice in my head was saying, 'You need to go back to the convent.'" To celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week, which runs March 8-14, GSR is exploring the vocations of four women discerning their call.
The Dominican Sisters are "educated, passionate and making a big difference in New Orleans in the name of God . . . I wanted to follow in their footsteps." In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, which runs March 8-14, GSR looks into the formation process.
National Catholic Sisters Week, held this year March 8-14, is an annual celebration honoring women religious with an eye toward encouraging young women to consider a vocation for themselves. In a major change from NCSW's first two years, when the vast majority of events were held at or near St. Catherine University in Minnesota, organizers are encouraging and supporting events around the nation with small grants.