Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Sisters in Austin

The Diocese of Austin has a new order working in schools, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Their new motherhouse is being built here and we hope to have 100 sisters in a few years. Why the hope for rapid growth? Because they can't build fast enough to keep up with the amount of new members.
On August, 29, one day after the 17 new women arrive to join the community, the sisters are planning to host an event celebrating the completion of construction on the final new additions to their Motherhouse.

The construction, which started last May, brought the total number of monastic cells to 100, explained Sr. Maria Guadalupe Hallee, OP, director of mission advancement. “If all 17 Aspirants enter, we will have 99 Sisters – again, we are at capacity.”

“In short,” she added, “we can hardly build fast enough to keep up with the growth of the community.”
We look forward to having the Sisters visit us here at St. Mary's often.

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