Prairie Girls

By Natasa Wilkie The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles were founded in 1995 as a tiny community of traditional nuns. Today, forty five young sisters — whose average age is 29 including the 94-year-old Sr. Wilhelmina — live in the magnificent rolling farm country near Gower, Missouri. And they’re famous, too. Their albums … Read more

Millennial Sisters

“My dad knew it was for real when I left my cell phone to go into the cloister.” It’s not exactly what most Millennials have been exposed to. But in fact, it’s a trend happening all over the USA these days, though under-reported in the media. So why would modern young women enter a cloistered … Read more

AUTHENTIC

The Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa All the research points in one direction: today’s young people are searching for authenticity. Perhaps this is why a new, little-known California community of Sisters are fielding dozens of inquiries a year? The Marian Sisters were canonically founded by Bishop Robert Vasa in 2012 in the diocese of Santa … Read more

Hanceville Says Goodbye to Mother Angelica

With all of the hullaballoo surrounding the passing of Mother Angelica, it’s easy to miss the people closest to her — her Alabama neighbors. Here’s some commentary by one of them, Regina writer Ginger Quick, on watching the body of Mother Angelica being brought to the Shrine she built in the heart of the Deep … Read more

Requiem for a Nun with Nerve

by Beverly Stevens, REGINA Magazine Editor “Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air and a queasy feeling in the stomach.” — Rita Antoinette Rizzo, AKA Mother Angelica She was an Italian-American original, a type I happen to know well. Cracking jokes, taking on the paladins in the bishops’ palaces, speaking … Read more

The Habits of the Adorers

Article by Sequoia Sierra Photos by Beverly Stevens With the changes that came about in the 1960s, for a while it seemed as though religious habits had become a rarity. However, unbeknownst to most Catholics, even in the decades after the Second Vatican Council there were still many Orders which maintained their religious garb, though … Read more

Behind Convent Walls

Designing for the New California Norbertines   THE ORDER OF CANONS REGULAR OF PRÉMONTRÉ, also known as the Premonstratensians, the Norbertines and, in Britain and Ireland, as the White Canons, were founded in Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Saint Norbert. Abbey pictured here is La Lucerne Abbey (Manche). SAINT NORBERT WAS A FRIEND OF … Read more

Testimony

A Wall Street Guy On Why The Dominican Nuns ‘Are My Heroines’ By Peter Kenny Summit, New Jersey Peter Kenny has worked on Wall Street for all of his long career, holding many senior positions including a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. Today, Peter is a respected financial markets commentator both on TV and … Read more

Love Transforms You!

An Interview with Sr Mary Magdalene of the Immaculate Conception, OP   She’s part of a vibrant new wave of young sisters entering traditional religious Orders around America. The Dominicans of Summit, New Jersey are a cloistered Order which remained loyal to their foundations, and today they are increasingly blessed with young novices like Sister … Read more

Sister Mary Jacinta’s Story

Sister, did you know you had a vocation? I was in a Dominican active Community already before I entered the Summit monastery. I spent two years in formation with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at Ann Arbor, Michigan. After prayerful discernment, I felt that Our Lord was calling me to a … Read more