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From Father Finigan:

Harvard Commencement speaker to join Dominican Sisters of Mary

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The other day, I posted a video of the Commencement Speech given in Latin by Mary Ann Marks. Many thanks to Gillineau in the combox for passing on the news from the Harvard Gazette that Mary Ann is entering the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. It is wonderful to hear this: please say a prayer for Mary Ann. Here is the text from the Harvard Gazette:

Queens, N.Y., native Mary Anne Marks is a classics and English joint concentrator who fell in love with the Latin language by studying Cicero’s Catilinarian Orations. “The links between Latin and Romance languages are fascinating, and, at the same time, Latin has the ability to say things in ways that are not available to Romance languages or to English,” said Marks. “I mused about ideas for the speech for weeks before setting pen to paper, and, once I’d picked a topic, I consulted with friends and acquaintances from various departments to make sure it spoke to their experiences at Harvard.” In the fall, Marks is headed to Ann Arbor, Mich., to enter a community of Catholic teaching nuns called the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, where after three years of classes in the convent on theological and ecclesiastical topics, she’ll attain a teaching certificate at a local university and teach in Catholic schools. “I’ve always thought about being a nun but came to Harvard planning to go to graduate school and perhaps also do some other things before entering,” she recalled. “I decided in January of last year to enter right after college, but a master’s or Ph.D. is still a possibility. One of the exciting things about being a nun is that one never knows what the future holds!
That's great.  We need more young women to speak in positive terms about the religious life.  :)
maybe we can make harvard the new norte dame


good news.  this shouldn't be an unusual choice for a college grad today.  we should pray for more women to have vocations to religious life, as well as praying for men to enter the priesthood or religious life. 

i hope her order wears a traditional habit.  it's such a witness to the Faith.

tangentially, i wish nurses would go back to wearing caps, too.  recently i saw newspaper photos of nurses receiving their caps at a local nursing school and i thought it's such a shame they'll never wear them at work.  you used to be able to distinguish R.N.s from L.P.N.s and aides by their clothing.

though that would mean a cap for Scipio…  :laughing:  but he must wear one working in ICU, male doctors wear caps in surgery and ICU, they even make sort of balaclava surgical caps that cover the beard for men who wear beards.  i think i saw one male nursing graduate in that newspaper photo and he seemed to have some sort of cap on.  he certainly wasn't wearing a traditional female nurse's cap, which would look dumb on a guy.


(07-08-2010, 09:52 PM)i.p.i. Wrote: [ -> ]good news.  this shouldn't be an unusual choice for a college grad today.  we should pray for more women to have vocations to religious life, as well as praying for men to enter the priesthood or religious life. 

Yes, there are a lot of opportunities for women joining religious communities now (in part because they're either startups with investors or older, shrinking communities with lots of bank).  The sister of one the priests in our diocese entered the convent after her third year of medical school with no guarantee that she'd ever complete her degree.  Her superiors have sent her back to finish (and she'll probably be a big help to her community).  It just goes to show that opportunities are out there.

Quote:I hope her order wears a traditional habit.  it's such a witness to the Faith.

Her order was the one featured on Oprah.  The habit is required once you enter the novitiate, and postulants wear uniforms.

Quote:tangentially, i wish nurses would go back to wearing caps, too.  recently i saw newspaper photos of nurses receiving their caps at a local nursing school and i thought it's such a shame they'll never wear them at work.  you used to be able to distinguish R.N.s from L.P.N.s and aides by their clothing.

though that would mean a cap for Scipio…  :laughing:  but he must wear one working in ICU, male doctors wear caps in surgery and ICU, they even make sort of balaclava surgical caps that cover the beard for men who wear beards.  i think i saw one male nursing graduate in that newspaper photo and he seemed to have some sort of cap on.  he certainly wasn't wearing a traditional female nurse's cap, which would look dumb on a guy.

Some hospitals mandate the scrubs be certain colors, so that you can tell the difference.  However, I think forcing women to wear a cap is kind of silly.  And surgeons don't wear caps because they're part of the "uniform" or to stand out, its hygienic.  His hair, dandruff, sweat, and whatever else is on his head falling into an open incision would not be good.
My husband, the nurse, wouldn't be too happy about the nurse hat thing. It's hard enough for him to find scrubs that aren't sissy and in man colors.
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