It's a Wonderful Consecrated Life
Mother Mary Assumpta Long, O.P. is the Prioress General and one of four founding members of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Community was formed as a response to the call of Pope John Paul II issued in his Post-Synodal Exhortation, Vita Consecrata, to establish new foundations that will “bear witness to the constant attraction which the total gift of self to the Lord…continues to exert even on the present generation (VC, 12).” The community has grown from four to over 100 sisters since its foundation in February 1997 and presently has sisters teaching in eight dioceses.
Mother Assumpta holds a S.T.L. in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. She has formerly served as President of the Forum of Major Superiors and has also served on various boards, including the Institute on Religious Life.
Fundamentalists and Evangelicals see Mary as little more than a receptacle for bringing Christ into the world. Catholic Answers’ Director of Apologetics Tim Staples strongly disagrees. As he points out, Mary’s role is unique in all of salvation history—in fact, the most important role ever given to a human being.