In Today's world where most "mainstream" religious orders for women will simply not accept new members and are full of Sister Pantsuits, there is actually a traditional order that accepts young women as postulants.
On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Still River, Massachusetts accepted two new members:
Congratulations to Miss Erin Kelly, a postulant who became a novice and is now known as Sister Marie Celine, and to Miss Claire Sonnier, who entered the convent as a postulant.
For those who are unfamiliar with this religious order, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (MICM) consists of Brothers and Sisters who operate the Saint Benedict Center and Immaculate Heart of Mary School on monastery grounds. The order was founded by Fr. Leonard Feeney after he was expelled from the Jesuits for upholding the dogma that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. Saint Benedict Center has one of the oldest continuous Traditional Latin Masses in the United States, which dates before the Second Vatican Council.
Let us pray for these two young women that they eventually live their vocations as nuns and profess their perpetual vows someday. I will most certainly keep them in my prayers.