Sister Lynne Marie Simonich, OSF

May 8, 2021

I clearly heard a voice telling me to “enter the convent”. Now, I’m not much for hearing voices, but this message would not go away. I remember going into our church which was a huge, quiet place. I would kneel by the statue of Mary and ask her to have her son leave me alone!

Sister Lynne Marie Simonich, OSF Vocation Story

Sister Maria Sophia Gerlach, CSFN

March 1, 2021

At a point along my discernment journey, I was given the advice, “It’s not a career question, Maria, it’s a vocation question.”

Vocation Story - Sister Maria Sophia Gerlach, CSFN

What lies at the heart of your community's charism?

January 26, 2021

In this #Nunday video, Sister Pat reflects upon the gift of her community charism and is challenged to give three words that best describe her congregation.

Sister Pat Dowling, CBS

Sister Linda Volk, PHJC

December 6, 2020

The journey from novitiate through final commitment was bumpy and uneven. Instead of the movie version of entering religious life with shining eyes and holy music, the Holy Spirit had me fumbling around at the side door, peering inside,  hanging around at the threshold, eventually reopening the door and finally stepping through with recognition that I belonged to this life and that I found joy and fulfillment in it.

Vocation Story by Sister Linda Volk, PHJC

Sister Monika Bies, OCD

October 1, 2020
A personal relationship with the God whom I love, and who loves me, in the service of God’s people always played an important role in my life.
Sister Monika Bies, OCD