Let the children come to me
What more could faithful parents, grandparents and teachers want than to lead their children to Jesus? This desire has deep roots – roots that go as far back as Jesus’ own time. In Matthew’s Gospel, we read that people brought children to Jesus so that He could lay His hands on them and pray. And when the disciples tried to stop this, Jesus’ response was clear: “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 19:14)
As Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, we have the privilege of bringing God’s children to Jesus through our own Blessed Mother and the True Presence of her Son in the Holy Eucharist. As the Church in the United States embarks upon a great Eucharistic Revival to enkindle a love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, our Sisters rejoice to begin each day with our Eucharistic Lord and, only after being filled with Him, bring His light and love to our students and all those we encounter. In His goodness, God permits us to witness the pure hearts of children and renews us in hope as we see His hand in all He makes possible.
Will you join us in the work that God is doing? Your sacrificial support enables our continued “yes” to God’s call. We welcome your prayers and assure you of ours as well.
Faithfully in Christ,
Mother Amata Veritas, O.P.
“Out of the lips of babes…you have found perfect praise!” – Psalm 8:3
One day after some time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, Sr. Mary Dominic asked her fourth grade students what their favorite gift from Jesus was. “Just Him” came the reply from Calvin, one of her little contemplatives.
The Lord often reminds us of what is most important through the students we teach. In the end, just Him is the reason we have left everything to follow Him in our religious vocation. He alone is the reason for our life of prayer, our teaching apostolate, our consecration, for everything we are and do!
Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist. Yet even today “many of his disciples no longer believe and follow Him.” (Cf. John 6: 60-66) A recent Pew Research Center study shows only 30% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. In an effort to evangelize and bring the faithful back to this great mystery of Christ’s Love, a three-year Eucharistic Revival is taking place in dioceses across the nation. Its mission deeply resonates with us, as expressed in our very name: Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. We strive to live daily the Eucharistic Revival through our life of prayer and contemplation, and then, filled with just Him, bring His Presence to others through our teaching and other ministries.
What an awesome privilege and responsibility to be a part of the great teaching mission of the Church, forming the minds and hearts of young people! Like little Calvin in Sr. Mary Dominic’s class, may we all come to recognize the greatest gift we have been given – just HIM – Who waits for us in the Holy Eucharist!
• Serving in 15 elementary schools, 12 high schools, and 3 universities.
• Reaching 10,000+ students with the truth, beauty and goodness of the Catholic Faith.
• Expanding our teaching missions to Gallup, New Mexico this year!
• Bringing the joy of consecrated life to young women around the country.
• Hosting hundreds of women each year to explore religious life.
• Introducing students to the beauty of religious life and the priesthood.
• Equipping educators to teach the Faith and establish a Catholic culture.
• Nurturing a life of virtue for all ages. *Education in Virtue now in 9 dioceses, 850+
schools, 89+ countries.
• Guiding older students and young people with content which inspires and instructs.
• Upholding the Dominican pillar of study (60+ Sisters in college studies this year).
• Earning credentials for teaching and administering in Catholic schools.
• Engaging in advanced studies so Sisters can teach and lead across all disciplines.