CNA Staff, Jan 27, 2024 / 08:00 am
Catholic liberal arts college University of Dallas (UD) announced on Jan. 18 that it will be hosting a convent for the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, a teaching order of Catholic religious sisters also known as the Nashville Dominicans.
Nine Nashville Dominican sisters are UD graduates, while several have taught at the university for about eight years in the philosophy and theology departments. They also teach at a local elementary school, Mary Immaculate Catholic Elementary School, but have been relying on temporary residence since they came to Texas in 2016.
“The university has been blessed by the presence of the Nashville Dominican sisters teaching and studying among us,” university President Jonathan J. Sanford said in a statement to CNA on Thursday.
“Beyond the excellence they provide in teaching and research — and they truly are top tier contributors in those arenas — their joyful witness to dedicated Christian discipleship is an inspiration to us all,” he said, “an inspiration that is especially important for our students as they discern how best to dedicate their professional and personal lives to renewing our culture.”