Our lives as religious women and as women disciples have been a privilege and a gift. And an especially joyful part of our life, in terms of our ministries, are the non-vowed people God sends us to help bring our apostolate to perfection.
My aunt, Sister Anne Marie, often talked about the biblical “hundredfold.” She believed deeply in the truth of Matthew 19: that being a disciple of Jesus brings many challenges and crosses to bear, but the rewards are far greater--“a hundred times more.”
If there’s a History Heaven, it’s probably a lot like the Conference on the History of Women Religious! I kept a daily journal so that I could share some of the historical figures and ideas I encountered there.