Sister Scholastica Elizabeth Ampadu, CSC

February 26, 2021

I first contemplated the call to religious life in the seventh grade when I heard a diocesan priest talk about religious vocation. His talk touched the core of my being. Without fully understanding what it meant, I decided to be a sister, and found my way to where I was meant to be.

Vocation Story by Sister Scholastica Ampadu, CSC

Sister Charlene Favreau, CSJ

February 24, 2021

One of my first-grade students asked me, “How do you turn into a sister”? I responded by saying, “You ask God to guide you. You listen and then follow what you hear in your heart”. She tugged at my elbow and whispered in my ear, “I’m starting to turn”.

Vocation Story by Sr. Charlene Favreau, CSJ

Sister Michelle Renee St. Marie, OSB

January 26, 2021

It was through my experiences with the monastic community that I began thinking about religious life as a possibility for me. After a couple of years of discernment, I formally joined the community as a postulant.

Sister Michelle-Benedictine Sisters of Cullman

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 Megan McElroy, OP

November 5, 2020

Being part of a family – “whether spiritual or natural” – reminds us that we are not alone in life or faith. How blessed are we to be a part of the imagination of God!

Sister Megan McElroy, OP