Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Nun of the Above

Here's a question going around the Catholic blogosphere today, one that involves a study in contrasts. The first picture is from a meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the so-called "progressive wing" living the spirit of Vatican II.

The second is from a new order established in Michigan, The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, a so-called "traditional" order presumedly stuck in the Dark Ages that were the 1950s or before.

The question is: which demonstrates the future of the Church? One is still hanging in there after all these years. The other has more years upon which to be hanging.

You do the math.


Anonymous said...

A very eloquent study in contrasts. You'd think someone at the LCWR would begin to connect the dots, wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! Check out the Franciscan Sisters at www.fscc-calledtobe.org

They're ofering free download of "Dona Nobis Pacem" this month, and know who they serve and why.

Brigid said...

Uh, get a grip guys.

The first group looked like the second group when they were the same age. It's the history of religious orders in the US...

It will be interesting to see what the second group looks like in 30 to 40 years.

And don't be so sure you know!

David L Alexander said...


Honey, around here I decide who needs a grip. Besides, I don't have to guess anything, cuz I was around when the first group was the age of the second group. So I'm as sure as I need to be, don't you think?

Or don't you?