COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Sisters today look very different from women who became sisters 40 years ago. And it has nothing to do with whether or not they wear a habit.
As we celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, the Dominican Sisters of Peace are a good example of what is different about sisters today. Before becoming a Dominican, Sister Ana Gonzalez, 36, spent 10 years as a public relations representative for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in El Paso, Texas, the world's largest multicultural border community. She came to the US from Mexico City when she was ten years old. Sister Margaret Uche, 51, grew up in a Catholic family in Nigeria and attended a convent school there for a short time. She came to the United States 34 years ago to go to college in Minnesota and transferred to California State University-Dominguez Hills, where she received a degree in biology. Both women represent a new cultural diversity in religious life. Sister Ana and Sister Margaret both said their decision to enter the congregation came after a long period of self-examination. Both left busy secular careers because they felt something missing in their lives, which they believe they have found in the Dominican way of life.