Molloy's last nuns leaving
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Although the Sisters of Saint Dominic will no longer have a presence at Molloy, their influence on campus life will still be felt. A number of the nuns living in Amityville still teach at the college, and commute there daily. And according to Hughes, the student body has embraced the religious and humanitarian spirit of the order.
“I know the campus ministry program is really alive,” she said. “Many students are very involved. I tend to see those students with our sisters, and they’re at everything — always volunteering. This generation is very altruistic, accustomed to doing service projects, and we build in a reflection time, so they can really reflect on how their work in campus ministry affected them.”
Asked about the plans to renovate Maria Regina Hall, Hughes beamed. “I think they’re great!” she said. “I have to believe that the students who are going to live there know that they will be occupying a holy space.”