Local women take simple vows as Nashville Dominicans

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eleven women professed first vows with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville July 28. Among them were Twin Cities natives Sister Sofia Thomas Coulter and Sister Felicity Heither. Courtesy Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

Sister Sofia Thomas Coulter, O.P.

Two local women, Sister Sofia Thomas Coulter and Sister Felicity Heither, were among 11 religious sisters who took simple, or first, vows with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville July 28. 

Sister Sofia Thomas (baptized Marie) was a parishioner of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul. She was homeschooled through high school and is graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and economics before earning a law degree at the St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

Her parents are Gregory and Cecilia Coulter, parishioners of St. Francis Xavier in Franconia. 

Sister Felicity Heither, O.P.

Sister Felicity (baptized Andrea) was a parishioner of St. Michael in Prior Lake. She is a graduate of Prior Lake High School in Savage and Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

Her parents are Tom and Joyce Heither, parishioners of St. Michael in Prior Lake.

Both sisters are studying at Aquinas College in Nashville to prepare for their teaching apostolate.

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