Religious Sisters Making a Difference Today
During this National Catholic Sisters Week, we would like to take a moment to highlight some of the incredible work Catholic religious sisters are doing right here in our home archdiocese, the Archdicoese of Boston. Over the years, you have probably heard stories of famous religious sisters like St. Teresa of Avila and St. Teresa of Calcutta. These women have been extraordinary witnesses of faith and have made a huge impact on the Church. But even the quietest sisters who live in our own times and our own neighborhoods are doing incredible work for God. Here are just a few of them.
Sr. Christina is a Cistercian nun in the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. She fully embraces the Benedictine charism of prayer and work. Sr. Christina and her sisters make chocolate, which allows them to be together in work while also remaining in silent prayer with God.
Ever since she was a small child, Sr. Marie St. Barbara Connolly knew she wanted to be a Sister of Notre Dame De Namur. She and her biological sister both joined the order, whose mission is to provide education and foster peace and justice.
Sr. Lorraine Dalpe left behind her work at a pharmacy to become a Sister of the Presentation of Mary. She and her community create handmade rosary beads in order to spread devotion to the rosary.
After college, Sr. Nympha Crasta prayed a rosary every day and asked Mary to help her discern God’s call for her life. Now a member of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master, Sr. Nympha Crasta lives out her vocation as an apostle of the Eucharist.
5. Sr. Robbie
Sr. Robbie is also a Cistercian nun in the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. She lives out the Benedictine charism of prayer and work by caring for the animals at Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey!
The diverse ways in which women religious live out their vocations is truly inspiring. These women remind us that each unique member of the Body of Christ is vital to the whole. Join us in thanking our Catholic religious sisters for their witness, and praying for their missions!