Mother Assumpta (Part 2 of 2)
Sep02

Mother Assumpta (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of a two-part post where I interview Mother Assumpta Long, O.P., the Mother Superior of our community, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. If you have not already, you might want to read, listen to, and/or watch Episode 12 before continuing with this episode. Mother and I go way back through my religious life. We have shared many beautiful things including an amazing providence of God. We...

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Mother Assumpta (Part 1 of 2)
Aug26

Mother Assumpta (Part 1 of 2)

Sr. Joseph Andrew: Today is the delight of delights. I get to bring you Mother Assumpta, our Mother Superior. We have known each other most of our lives. Even when I entered the convent as a postulant, Mother Assumpta was my novice mistress and postulant directress, and then even before that she had my earthly sister, Sr. Mary Teresa, two years before me. Most of my life you have been my superior. Mother Assumpta: Sr. Joseph Andrew,...

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What is a Novice?
Aug19

What is a Novice?

After that first year of postulancy, the next important step is to enter the novitiate. There are two novitiate years, and today we have two sisters, Sr. Mary Andre Phalen and Sr. Mary Consolata Klucik, to talk about these years. The novitiate is quite serious: it is actually mandated by Holy Mother the Church in canon law, whereas postulancy is not. We prudently think it is essential, but other communities might not choose to agree...

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What is a Postulant?
Aug12

What is a Postulant?

Today we have two very special guests who are very dear friends of mine and our entire community. Sr. Amata Veritas and Sr. Mary David Klocek. These two sisters have been involved in formation much of their religious life. I thought they would be perfect because some of you girls out there wondering about a religious vocation might have heard the term postulancy in the course of your discernment. The postulants are the young women who...

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Our Ways of Walking With You
Aug05

Our Ways of Walking With You

As we share various dimensions of our life as Dominicans Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, our first hope is always to bring God and the virtue of hope to you. Mother Assumpta, our Prioress General of the community, has read thousands of your requests for our sisters to teach in your schools. As much as our hearts ache and desire to be literally everywhere, it is not possible, so we try to think outside the box. While,...

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