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

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