Hmmm. . .
The St. Cecilia Dominicans have an in-house sister-doctor (MD). Mother sent her to medical school to keep down on the medical expenses her expanding congregation was experiencing.
I called one sister years ago, and she was studying for her Masters.
Aquinas Junior College in Nashville has teaching sisters.
The Nashville OPs have never made it a point to drive home their educational levels, but I’m sure there’s probably some PhDs in the congregation. They were always more concerned about me and my fellow retreatants/discerners than promoting their brains.
The DSMME have not been in existence long enough to have PhDs yet.
I consider St. Barat’s congregation to be heterodox due to their having an “Earth sacramental” in the altar area at the shrine of St. Rose Phillipine Duchesne outside St. Louis. This indicates involvement in Wicca.
As I’ve always said, let neo-paganism stay with neo-paganism, and let Catholicism stay in the convents. Only God and Mary can make a convert. There was a Catholic neo-pagan (if she can still be called Catholic) who wrote into a neo-pagan magazine stating she was working to reunite Catholicism with its neo-pagan roots. She taught one Dominican congregation how to offer incense to the four winds, and is now a superior at another convent.
One of our Cloisterite hermits is a former Dianic priestess, and she couldn’t get out of some convents fast enough because of what she recognized as her former way of life being lived there. She was converted by the images of the Stations of the Cross at a shrine, and is very devoted to the Sacred Passion now.
I will agree on the Bens being extremely intellectual. However, they would not be able to assist in the establishment of Jesuit nuns, as they have make a vow of stability to their particular monasteries.