Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thriving Vocations at Female Religious Orders? Superiors Articulate Countercultural Lifestyle and Vision in New Video at CatholicTV.com
An exclusive video of sisters from The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) has just been added to the CatholicTV.com video collection. This video features sisters from several different orders. These orders are experiencing growth on a worldwide scale in great contrast to marked decline in vocations elsewhere.
The video features footage of sisters talking about what Vatican II said about consecrated life, and how that vision is being lived out today by American religious sisters.
In the video, the sisters from the CMSWR articulate how their perspective is in keeping with the vision set forth by Vatican II, suggesting that its commitment to a more visibly countercultural life and ministry is what sustains its orders and attracts young women to the CMSWR communities.
This video can be viewed now without charge or obligation at: http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?SeriesID=145
Topics and sisters included in the video include:
Segment 1) Introduction: Sister Angela Mellady, O.S.F.
Segment 2) Overview: Sister Mary Nika Schaumber, R.S.M.
Segment 3) A Particular Form of Consecrated Life: Sister Mary Elizabeth Wusinich S.V.
Segment 4) The Spousal Bond: Sister Paul Jean Miller, F.S.E.
Segment 5) The Threefold Response of The Vows: Sister Mary Dominic Pitts, O.P.
Segment 6) Communion in Community: Sister Mary Prudence Allen, R.S.M.,
Segment 7) Evangelical Mission: Sister Maximilia Um, F.S.G.M.
Segment 8) Conclusion: Sister Mary Judith O’Brien, R.S.M.
Segment 9) Closing Remarks: Sister Angela Mellady, O.S.F.
This video is posted in “The Call” section of CatholicTV.com. CatholicTV airs a special programming block named The Call, which features videos about vocations and particular religious orders. More information is available at http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=145