PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local educational leader is pursuing what she believes is a higher calling.
In her day job, Dr. Denise D’Attore is headmistress of the Regina Luminis Academy in Berwyn but this educational leader is pursuing what she believes is a higher calling.READ MORE: Lost Bet Leads To Eagles' Jason Kelce Going Bleach Blonde Like Zach Ertz
D’Attore says she is passionate about her job and her students but believes she must answer a divine call to begin a traditional order of nuns right here in the Philadelphia-area.READ MORE: Fight Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia Ends With 1 Person Dead, Victim's Father And Friend Hospitalized
The order will be known as The Daughters of Mary, Mediatrix of Mercy.
“I believe it is the Lord who is calling me to work with him and to work with, we hope, very many other committed Catholic women to found this new congregation of teaching sisters,” she said.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Set To Expand Funding For Pre-K Education, Gov. Phil Murphy Announces
D’Attore says she’s already met with Archbishop Charles Chaput who has given his blessing, and is hoping to have her convent established by the end of 2018.