A wave of demographic change is sweeping through the Catholic Church in the United States. According to projections, in 20 years, half of American Catholics will be Hispanic. The Diocese of Nashville, like many dioceses, is already seeing this wave rolling toward middle Tennessee...
When classes began on Aug. 24, UD students were greeted by a different combination of white and black on the mall: the white and black of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, a religious congregation more commonly known as the Nashville Dominicans. The Cistercian fathers, the Dominican fathers and the diocesan priests have contributed much to the academic and spiritual life on the campus for many years, but the presence of women religious, so prominent in UD’s early days, has been lacking in recent times.
BEHIND a typical blue door on Glentworth Street, four young women are living out their faith in a most radical way.
Limerick’s new Dominican nuns, who are all aged in their early to mid-thirties, arrived in the city last month from Nashville, Tennessee, to keep St Saviour’s Church — and the 800-year-old Dominican presence in Limerick — alive.