And Mary’s ‘Yes’ Continues Afresh


Our world is constantly changing and each generation faces new challenges of faith and identity. In this increasingly post-Christian, radically secular culture, the vocation of a consecrated religious might appear outdated or, perhaps, wasteful. Even within the Church, the vocation of a Bride of Christ is a mystery to many who have never encountered it.

But who is a religious Sister? She is one who hears our Lord’s call to “Come, follow me!” and answers with the resounding confidence of Mary’s Fiat! She is exactly what our world needs: a light in the darkness, a soul dedicated completely to loving and serving God and her neighbor.

In this new volume, And Mary’s Yes Continues Afresh, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist present a treasure-trove of education and inspiration for young women, parents, priests, and educators alike. You’ll learn what religious life is all about; hear the inspiring vocation stories of women from all walks of life and many different nationalities; and discover—perhaps for the first time—the incredible gift of the consecrated life. You might even hear the Lord’s call in your own heart.

Ultimately, you will come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the life-giving vocation of religious Sisters, and their role in our world today.

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-7347684-4-2
Size: 8.5″ x 5.5″ x 1″
Number of Pages: 391
Author: Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
Publisher: Lumen Ecclesiae Press

What People are Saying

While Mary’s “yes’” given at the Annunciation continues in so many ways, one of the most glowing is that of joyful, generous, faithful, consecrated women religious! As Pope Francis said here at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, “Where would the Church be without our religious Sisters!”
—Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York City, New York

The witness and encouragement of religious Sisters was indispensable to my own journey to the priesthood. I know that amidst so much unhappiness and confusion in the world today, the Church needs all the more the witness and wisdom of women who have come to know the joy of living in trusting dependence on the Lord, and who will respond to the call of Jesus to give their lives completely to helping others know that happiness which comes from trusting and following Him.
—Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit, Michigan

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9375 in