And I mean old.
Picture if you will the paradox of a visible but invisible group of women religious dissenters. Even as they stay in the public eye, because of one antic or other, they are rapidly shrinking, because of no vocations.
In southern Wisconsin we still – for a little while yet – find the Sinsinawa Dominicans.
You will remember the great example of LCWR’ish ministry in the work of one Sr. Donna Quinn, an advocate for legalized abortion who as late as 2009 escorted women to abortion clinics in the Chicago area so they could abort their babies safe from pro-life protesters. See my exposé NUNS GONE WILD!
Ah, Sinsinawa! Their founder, Servant of God Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, must be twisting in his tomb.
I am always happy to talk about this group: for our sins, one of them was set over us during seminary to make us rue the day God made us male.
At the blog Laetificat, there is a report about the screening, at the Sinsinawa motherhouse of a film/documentary about liberal religious sisters: “Band of Sisters”. The post is longish, but it makes for interesting reading. Interesting in the sense of how an autopsy is interesting.
I loved this line: “Although there wasn’t actually a standing ovation, the film warmly praised by other attendees.”
That’s probably because most of them have a hard time getting out of their chairs.
The blog’s writer explains how sad she was that, in talking with the women religious there, she couldn’t find one who didn’t believe in women’s ordination.
If you have a few minutes go over there, read, and view the trailer.