Thursday, September 12, 2013
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE RELIGIOUS SISTERS OF MERCY (LCWR BRAND) WAS ABOUT TO EXPIRE (AND I THINK THEY ARE) THERE IS ANOTHER RELIGIOUS SISTERS OF MERCY CARRYING ON THE WORK OF MOTHER CATHERINE MCAULLEY AND THEY ARE YOUNG AND VIBRANT! AND YOU GUESSED IT THEY WEAR A HABIT!
Back in the 1970's when the Sisters of Mercy were re-imagining religious life and ridding themselves of all things that we associate with sisters, there was a group that knew it was suicide and jumped ship. They kept the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, the modified habit, seim-clositered spirituality and life in community. They called themselves the Sisters of Mercy of Alma Michigan.
Like the Nashville Dominicans and the Dominicans of Mary Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Abor, MI, the Sisters of Mercy have many young recurits and are a young orders of sisters.
We had three of them speak to us today in Rome. They were young, energectic and joyful. A far cry from the group from which they seperated to keep the true Sisters of Mercy charism in place.
YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THEM BY PRESSING HERE!
What is so puzzling is that the only religious orders of women that are prospering today with young recruits are the traditional ones. The LCWR brand is like a dinosaur from the 1970's and so out of date. No one wants to join them and they will soon be extinct. Thank God. You would think they would wake up and smell the coffee, but they are so drunk on what they thought was renewal that they are in a stupor of psychological denial.
In Macon, the Sisters of Mercy once had over 30 sisters in my school, their own private hight school and in other work. Today there are 0 sisters of Mercy in Macon. They don't even have a sister in their very own High School or Middle School, Mt. de Sales. This isn't what most people would call renewal.