[quote="JohnMPhilomena, post:3, topic:266580"]
My daughter is a dominican nun. No, she doesn't get to call or visit the family. In fact she is only allowed 4 visiting days this year.
She is also not allowed to write at all during Advent or Lent.
But, her order is so fantastic, I know she will have a great Christmas. We will send her Christmas presents, but they have to be pretty basic because of the vow of poverty. She has to get permission to even keep a pen. Most of the things we send are things that can be shared in the community.
They are also putting her through college and she will be a school teacher in a few years.
I think once she takes her final vows, she will be allowed a trip home each year. (her last trip home was 2010).
It is a huge sacrifice for us and for her, but I know I have grown a great deal spiritually as a result.
You can view her order at: www.sistersofmary.org
The Dominican Sisters of Mother Mary of the Eucharist are a wonderful community. You are blessed to have a daughter with a vocation to that community.