Diane at Te Deum laudamus! chronicles the growth of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in the Ann Arbor area of Michigan. This order in nine years has grown to include a community 70. This order is experiencing birth-pains since it is growing so fast, though they have now been invited to start communities in other diocese. Meanwhile less-than-orthodox Dominican orders are experiencing dearth-pains where vocations come in cycles similar to Haley’s comet.
The pictures of their new chapel show a beautiful high altar.
Via American Papist.
Not a pant-suit community! I went to the link to check out the picture of the chapel and lo and behold, there is a picture of a friend who just entered the community. There is something to be said about the growth of this Dominican order! Last spring, someone made a comment that new vocations are tending to come from families with more orthodox (?conservative)beliefs giving us new priests and sisters who have more orthodox views. They said this was a bad thing. I see nothing but good coming from supporting orthodoxy. If this makes me conservative, then I guess I am conservative; although I describe myself as a Roman Catholic!