My daughter is a sister at Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.
She joined at age 18. Next year she takes her final vows (after 8 years). They are a teaching order and they paid for her college (graduated from Eastern Michigan University).
Now she is at a Mission in Texas (with several other sisters) teaching 4th and 5th grade and she loves it!
It really is a fantastic order, but we miss her terribly. We can only visit twice a year - although she will be able to come home for a week next year. She is only allowed to write letters every 2 weeks (and not at all during advent and lent). I think after her final vows she will be allowed to use email. It has been a huge sacrifice on our part. She really had to give up her family and join her new one. But now her sisters are my daughters too. I just love them all.
Their order is very traditional - pro Life, huge fans of John Paul II. I would highly recommend it.
John Marie Philomena