Thursday, September 17, 2009

A thriving Dominican Order of Sisters in Michigan

Whilst on holiday I picked up a card about the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. The card has the following Fast Facts:

  • Order founded in 1997 with four sisters.
  • Community has grown to over 80 sisters in just 11 years.
  • Average age of the sisters is 28.
  • Average age of women who enter is 21.
  • Sisters come from over half the States across America, various Provinces in Canada, as well as Europe and the Caribbean.
"We are consecrated women first, and so our foremost model is Mary, the Mother of God. Inspired by the charism of St Dominic, our prayer life comes frist so that our apostlate overflows from a contemplation nourished before the Eucharist." Mother Mary Assumpta Long, OP

Young ladies, go check.

UPDATE: See updated statistics in the Combox.

Address: 4597 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone: 1 734 994 7437
Fax: 1 734 994 7438


  1. There is also a thriving Dominican Convent in Tennessee, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. They are getting a lot of vocations among young women. They have a beautiful website:

  2. There are also two Dominican female communities in the UK that are Catholic, wear the habit, live their charism:

    Stone Dominicans

    New Forest Dominicans

    (there don't seem to be any photos of the beautiful convent at Stone on the first site. It is beautiful. And the chapel especially so.)

  3. Allow me to provide some updated information for you as the card you picked up does not have the most current information. This community has grown from 4 to nearly 100 Sisters in almost 13 years. The average age of those who enter is 21 years old and the average age of the entire community is 26 years old. The Sisters come from over half the states in the United States and various provinces in Canada. Thank you for letting others know about this extraordinary community of Sisters. Their website is God bless! Marylyn

  4. Many thanks Marilyn. I have updated the post. Great to hear such good news.


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