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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Joy!

St. Augustine once wrote, “To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”   It is with great joy that one of my fellow The Labouré Society aspirants from the Winter class crossed the cloister threshold and entered Bethlehem Monastery of […]

Meet Aspirant Julie Turner!

Julie studied Religious Studies and Spanish at Central Washington University and is accepted to the Daughters of St. Paul!  We bonded during our bootcamp training weekend over football – we’re both Seattle fans. Listen to Julie share more about her vocation story, then be sure to invite others to do the same!  Your prayers and support […]