Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia Congregation, Nashville
The Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia Congregation began at Nashville, Tennessee, in 1860. With their love of Truth and a dedication to the Church, the sisters have brought generations of young people the message of Christ through their apostolate of education and formation. The Congregation is presently in 29 schools across eleven states in the US; teaching children and young adults from pre-school through college level; in schools both suburban and inner city, private and diocesan. They live, with infectious joy, the Dominican motto, ‘To contemplate and to give to others the fruits of our contemplation’.
The Prioress General of the congregation is Mother Ann Marie Karlovic O.P. and the present Director of Education is Sister John Mary Fleming, O.P. Through Sister John Mary several direct and indirect links with Maryvale have been greatly appreciated. Several sisters annually attend the John Bosco catechetical conference held at Franciscan University, Steubenville, at which a number of Maryvale staff are regular contributors; many of the sisters read and enjoy Maryvale’s catechetical journal, The Sower; Caroline Farey from Maryvale was invited to give a conference at the Motherhouse, and Dr Petroc Willey has been invited for another. The Sisters are now looking with Maryvale at ways of developing their catechetical work together, with the support of Bishop David Choby, Bishop of Nashville. Most importantly, when visits have been exchanged between the two institutions, those involved have recognised in each place a deep, happy, unifying love of all that makes the Church one, holy, catholic and apostolic.
For more information visit the website of the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia at: www.nashvilledominican.org