Listen to Sister M. Alberta reminisce about the circumstances that brought her parents together, and what it meant to be the only Catholic family in the public school in rural Morgan County.
It was during Sister M. Alberta’s early days in religious life that our sisters began an innovative program to address the challenge of faith formation for children living in rural areas. In 1950 the first of four Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Centers opened in Arcola, Ill. From this center, where our sisters lived, they travelled to towns as far as 40 miles away to provide weekly religious instruction for elementary and high school students.
Read more about our innovative approach to faith formation here. (link to JW story about CCD centers)
Today, the Dominican Sisters are still innovating ways to teach and innovate faith enrichment.
Here’s a video about a recent outreach to students at Marian Catholic High School, and this link will take you to F.L.O.W.cast, a seasonal podcast produced by the communications office that shares inspiring and educational stories about people changing lives in hopeful ways.
If you’d like support our ongoing educational ministries and our innovative new outreach programs like F.L.O.W.cast, you can make a secure online gift here.
Thank you for helping us care for our elder sisters and continue preaching the Gospel!