Random Nun Clips

Using the gifts God gave you

Podcast Recorded: February 8, 2023
a young woman embraces an older woman

Your station in life does not have to impede your ability to use the gifts God gave you to help your neighbor! Sister Margaret Kruse explains.

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Sister Rejane  
This Random Nun Clip is brought to you by A Nun's Life Ministry. Hello! I am Sister Rejane Cytacki of A Nun's Life, and my guest today is Sister Margaret Kruse, a sister of St. Francis of Assisi. Her community is located in St. Francis, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee. Our podcast was fittingly recorded on the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint for people caught in modern day slavery, or human trafficking. Sister Margaret is passionate about raising awareness and ending human trafficking.

Sister Margaret  
Our sisters that are in assisted living, and even some that are in around the clock care, have done a real variety of things that pertain to this topic. They've had different people from the Sisters Program South come in and talk about it with them, as well as the woman who is now the director for the Bakhita Catholic Worker House. So they're trying to understand what this is all about. And out of that, they were able to do a variety of activities that would help support these places. So they do knitting -- they have hats and gloves and scarves that they send to the Sisters Program South, to the Catholic Worker House, and to a few other places here in town. And they're trying to also be a support to other things that are happening. Like I think it was in August of September, the St. Catherine's shelter for trafficked women was needing to renew its license. And so a group of people went down to support and advocate for that. So there's just been a real great variety of things that some of the sisters have been doing in support of the human trafficking issue. And what it says to me is that it doesn't matter how old you are, that you can still do some things. If you can't move much, you can use your hands; if you can, you may be able to go and help with advocacy or support people in another kind of way. So that just really was exciting to me to see the variety of different things that our sisters were doing, even though they're anywhere from 80 to 100 years old. So it's really great.

Sister Rejane  
I think it's good for people to hear that. Because even if you're not active, like producing something, or bringing in a salary, you can still use the gifts that God gave you -- and be aware of people's needs around you.

Sister Margaret  

Sister Rejane  
And take an interest. That's wonderful.

Sister Margaret  
Yeah. They've made bag lunches for the outreach at the Sisters Program South. They've made a meal for the Bakhita Catholic Worker House. They've sent other meals to other places. So yeah, you can really do a variety of things because of the gifts that you have.

Sister Rejane  
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This transcript has been lightly edited for readability.

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