Category: And the Truth Shall Set You Free

From Aerospace Engineer to Religious Sister | Sr. Maria Francisco, O.P. – Part 2

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Born under Our Lady’s Mantle | Sr. Maria Francisco

Sr. Maria Francisco was born right under the shadow of our Lady’s mantle at Guadalupe in Mexico City. Her childhood was a series of adventures, moving from one country to another, and back again to Mexico; learning new languages, and skipping two grades in school. Sister’s grandmother taught her how to pray and had a […]

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Being Recklessly Generous | Sr. Mary Avila, O.P.

From Keller, Texas, a small suburb outside of Dallas/Fort Worth, Sr. Mary Avila is the middle of three children. Her father, a convert to the Church, and her mother’s great love for the Eucharist and our Lady, although neither were well catechized, they really believed in Catholic Education and sacrificed much to send her to […]

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Love for the Priesthood | Fr. John Eckert

Fr. John Eckert, a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, ordained in 2010 continues his discussion with Sr. Joseph Andrew about the priesthood and the value and complementarity of Religious Sisters to that most sublime vocation. Fr. John Eckert:  I’ve been by myself, in my parish now for the last year and a […]

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Catholic since Conception | Fr. John Eckert

In this first episode of two with Fr. John Eckert, a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, who was ordained in 2010 shares with Sr. Joseph Andrew that in pre-school, “This little girl came up said ‘Johnny Eckert, I’m gonna kiss you,’ and I said, ‘No. No, I’m going to be a priest.” […]

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Staying with the Church | Sr. Mary Ignatius, O.P.

Born Catholic, Sister Mary Ignatius saw many of her family fall away from the Church. She struggled with her own faith in high school and college yet felt drawn to Eucharistic Adoration, even though she didn’t understand the true meaning. She learned much about the Catholic Faith from what she read and was inspired by […]

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Spreading the Gospel on Oprah| Sr. Maria, O.P.

Representing the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Sister Maria appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” multiple times. On the program, Sister joyfully shared about the Sisters and her profession of perpetual vows with Oprah. Unable to understand the joy that comes from living the vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty, Oprah still […]

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Overcoming Cafeteria Catholicism | Sr. Maria Guadalupe, O.P.

Being a “Cafeteria-Catholic” prevented Sister Maria Guadalupe from surrendering all to God and accepting the entirety of the Faith, but once she did, God quickly led her to the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz: Our community highlights the uniqueness of each Sister because that is a different aspect […]

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A Heart of Generosity and Love: Sr. Louis Marie, O.P.

Sister Louis Marie heard her call to religious life during her years at the University of Notre Dame; she wanted to answer immediately! Her parents, however thought it was imprudent to abandon her college degree, so she hesitated until Sister Joseph Andrew told her that if God is calling her now, she needs to follow […]

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Coming Home: the Anglican Return | Sr. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. and Sr. Amata Veritas, O.P.

Sisters Thomas Aquinas and Amata Veritas, both raised Catholic in the Roman Rite, share their experience in a relatively new and quite unique apostolate, working with the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. This ordinariate is one of three in the world that serves the Anglicans who have converted or come back into full […]

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