Friday, March 19, 2010

Letter From the Mother Superior - DOMINICAN SISTERS OF MARY, MOTHER OF THE EUCHARIST

If that name of that religious order sounds familiar, it should. Some of the sisters recently appeared on the Oprah show.


DOMINICAN SISTERS OF MARY, MOTHER OF THE EUCHARIST


March 11, 2010

Dear Esther,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in promoting the “Truth in the Heart” series on EWTN as well as references to the appearance of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on the Oprah Show.
You may be interested in knowing that the responses we have received following the show have been overwhelmingly positive. Many have mentioned that the young Sisters answered the questions directly and without hesitation while exuding sincerity, wide smiles, and a joyful countenance. Others have pointed to Lisa Ling’s positive response following her experience with the Sisters at the Motherhouse in Michigan. Many have commented on how respectful Oprah was throughout the interview.

Mindful of the potential for a negative spin once the show was taped and edited, we believed that it was worth the attempt to reach out to an audience we might not otherwise be able to reach. We hoped to touch the hearts of the viewers and be a vehicle for sharing the Gospel while demonstrating our devotion to Christ.
We are very grateful that God has blessed our effort and renewed our enthusiasm to reach out to the world and spread the light of the truth to all who will listen. If anything, the responses have demonstrated not only that there will always be a need to educate the world about Christ, but also how hungry the world is to receive it!

During this Lenten season, we are reminded that our true hope is in Christ, Who conquered death, sin, and sorrow. May you experience the overflowing joy of the Resurrection!

Please pray for us and be assured of our prayers for you.

In Mary, Mother of the Eucharist,
Mother Assumpta Long, O.P.

Reprinted with permission.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I happened to see that particular Oprah show, and was very pleasantly surprised. I thought that the show positively showed the true spirit of the Sisters and their devotion to their calling, which was surprising to me since The Oprah Show is usually slanted to the Left. I, in fact, commented to my wife that this show was a "shout out" to young women everywhere that "The Vocation to the Sisterhood for women was BACK!" What an answer to millions of prayers for vocations! God Bless you all for your Gift!

Esther G. said...

These Sisters are an answer to our prayers. They are great role models for young Catholic women. Thanks for commenting.