Beyond The Habit – Episode 3: Sister Alison McCrary: “My first vocation was to social justice.”
For Sister Alison McCrary, a community lawyer and activist in New Orleans, joining a religious order was an act of resistance: “The world needs more prophetic voices, and making vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience in a society that values power, money and sex is a radical thing to do.” Sister Alison gives us a tour of the Treme, the historically black neighborhood where she ministers, and explains how her vows help her serve her community. #Beyondthehabit
NOTE: This past year CARA received support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to produce a set of short videos on the history of women religious in the U.S. and the vocational call of several younger sisters that arose from the recent CARA book, Pathways to Religious Life. CARA partnered with America Media to produce five videos that were released the week of September 23, 2019. A Nun's Life Ministry is honored to share the third video of this series with you here.