It could be said that Mother Maria Amador P.C.M. likes to sink her teeth into her work. After all, she’s a licensed dentist.
When she was a child, Sister Marie Mackey, CSJ, watched “The Flying Nun,” the 1960s comedy series with Sally Field portraying a novice who is able to take flight. But Sister Marie’s life as a woman religious bears no resemblance to the show, and not just because she doesn’t fly through the air.
Like many women religious, Sister Barbara Kradick OP chose education as her vocation. But while countless sisters over the years have dedicated their lives to teaching, her path hasn’t been a linear one.
Sister Martina Hou, CST, is a member of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and is currently a teacher at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Flushing, pursuing her doctorate in education at St. John’s University. Her personal story is a compelling one.