An offshoot of the Nashville Dominicans, the Domincan Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are primarily a teaching order. The effect these women have on Catholic schools is tremendous. Even when 3 or 4 sisters begin teaching at a Catholic school, very often they inspire both students and parents, helping to reinvigorate the faith.
I think if more young women saw orders such as these Dominicans, religious life would better appear as a more viable option. The sisters are normal, down-to-earth women who happen to be married to Christ. I hope and pray that someday my children will be taught by such joyful women! Just watch out, one of these days I'm going to show up at their motherhouse with a large van and take a few back to my parish. heh heh heh! Just kidding.
This group of sisters has a different vocations problem: so many young women are interested in the order, the motherhouse is bursting at the seams! I've met several of the sisters; they are joyful, intelligent women who attract children and adults alike. Three of the Dominican Sisters teach in my parents' city; I had the privilege of meeting them two years ago. Can you guess which one is me? :)
So, set your DVRs for tomorrow! I pray that all those people who think nuns are stern, mean, and ruler-wielding, will have their hearts changed after watching this show.