Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

It’s the update we’ve been waiting for and I hope you will share my joy  – I am free to enter formation at Corpus Christi Monastery‼  Thanks to the prayers and support of many, and in particular for The Labouré Society and those who generously support their work, my student loans are now resolved and […]

Counting Blessings

My last class with The Labouré Society recently ended – my head is still spinning and my heart is still swelling with gratitude to God and those who stepped forward to help me finish strong!  And right now I am so excited to be sitting in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the next class of twelve aspirants, this […]

So Close!

It’s been very busy these past few months, and the last two weeks have been very exciting!  God is doing some amazing things and I am so excited to be able to share them with you!  We are within striking distance of reaching the fundraising goal I need to achieve for this to be my […]

I Left My Heart in San Francisco…

It wasn’t that long ago I spent the first days of Lent inside the cloister at Corpus Christi Monastery.  As part of the discernment process, many cloistered communities have a required “live-in” period that a young woman must complete called an aspirancy.  The purpose is to give the young woman a little more insight and […]

The Vocation of Men

When I first began discerning my vocation, I had many doubts and questions, but one seemed to loom larger than the rest – how could I live without experiencing motherhood?  Then one afternoon, I had EWTN on in my house while I was doing some chores; I heard a young sister begin sharing her vocation […]

Delay of Vocations for Religious Who Professed Perpetual Vows in 2013

A recent study reveals that of those who professed perpetual vows in 2013 (meaning they entered an average of six to eight years ago), approximately 10% of them were delayed in entering formation by an average of 2 years because of student loans. Today, one in three applicants to religious communities have student loans; how […]

Families, Vocations, and Sacraments, Oh My!

No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love.  Pope Francis, Message for the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations As my fellow aspirants and I finished the last fundraising […]

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Without Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, I would not be in this place today.  She was instrumental in my conversion and continued to guide me in my discernment.  Let me go back to the beginning. When I first met Our Lady under the Miraculous Medal, I wasn’t Catholic yet.  I had just read the […]

For Love.

Last week, I was flat-out sick.  For me, this was no ordinary head cold.  I have new-found empathy for those that suffer with sinus issues.  I’ve never really had sinus troubles, but this cold caused some terrible sinus pain – enough to make my teeth and jaw hurt for a week.  I still have some […]

New Vocations For Christmas?

It’s All Hallow’s Eve, the unofficial start of the holiday season, at least in the malls and stores. It also marks a milestone for The Labouré Society. We are now over a third of a way through our fundraising term and have a short two months to reach our fundraising goal. Our hope is to […]