Sister Mary Philomena Coon, OP – “vocation crisis”

Sr_Coon_OPThe Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist have a “different kind of vocations crisis.” These are the words Sister Mary Philomena Coon, OP, remembers reading on a mailing nine years ago that came to her house and first sparked her interest in the order. The “vocations crisis” facing the community of Dominicans, founded in 1997 by four sisters from Tennessee, is the speed at which the order is growing. So many young women are being called to the order so quickly that the order’s superior, Mother Assumpta, has often run out of beds at the Mother House in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Click here to read more from the Catholic Sun about Sister Mary Philomena, formerly Mary Carla Coon, attended Saint Joseph’s Church (the former Saint Casmir’s Parish) in Endicott.

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