Sisters as ordinary citizens

Being “brought up” by sisters in my 11 years in boarding school, I loved your article “A word from our sisters,” on the sisters and their important work in our archdiocese. It’s about time these educated and prodigious women got their share of space and overdue recognition for their work. 

Question: Why did most of the sisters shown wear habits? If we are to have their work increased and attract more women to their ranks, we must show, at least equally, that there are women who are “disguised” as ordinary citizens working in the fields of the Lord as per Vatican II. One example is our Verbum Dei Missionary sisters here at St. Anthony Church in Long Beach, whose own Sr. Rosalia Meza is the Archdiocese’s Director of Religious Education.

—Mayra Fernandez, Long Beach

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