“These four years helped me grow in ways unimaginable!” — An Alumna Reflects

In late July, Sister Maria Angelico, formerly known as Eilis Brooks (’19), took another step in her journey towards final vows with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, receiving the name as part of her transition from Postulant to Novice.

A 2019 graduate of Wyoming Catholic College, Sister Maria has spoken before of the profound impact her time at the College had on her, and is particularly grateful for the many ways in which her years in Lander helped foster the call to the religious life she’d felt since childhood:

“I grew up knowing about the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, and the more I researched other Religious Communities, the more I kept coming back to my first love. Following my first discernment retreat with the Sisters, I felt so at home that I desired to join immediately after high school. Our Lord would ask me to be patient, though, as I was a year too young to enter.

Thus, I decided to attend Wyoming Catholic College for one year… which eventually led to my graduation in 2019. These four years helped me grow in ways unimaginable!

The Dominicans never ceased to haunt me and the fall after graduation found me back in Ann Arbor on retreat, where I received my application.”

Sister Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, Vocations Director for the Sisters, describes this photograph as “one more powerful reminder of God’s infinite goodness and mercy to us and all the universal Church!” (Sister Maria Angelico is 4th from the right.)

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