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(And read a few other stories, too!)
SISTER SARAH HEGER
SISTER MARY FLICK
SISTER CLARE BASS
SISTER SANDY SCHMID
SISTER RITA MARIE SCHMITZ
“Vocation for me is an invitation from God. For each of us it is a response to our baptismal call to be faithful to our God. Whether the call is to a single life, to married life, to religious life, we are supportive of one another on our journeys. The transformative piece for me has been God’s faithfulness! Being so loved by God, I am challenged each day to love more deeply,to live fully my vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Being open and present to those I serve is also transformative. My prayer is to be a woman of integrity, and with God’s grace to be faithful to my yes.”
SISTER REBECCA HOLLEY
“Vocation is a word that inspires me! It is that call from God to live the life that allows me to be who I am meant to be. As a vowed woman religious I can be fully the person God created me to be. Growing up I just knew that my vocation would be to married life. But God had another vocation in mind for me, religious life.
As I have lived many years in community I thank God for this call to vowed life as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. At one point I felt I was not good enough to belong to such a community but God daily says, ‘Be yourself, I knew what I was doing!’ So I accept God’s constant call to live life as a vowed woman religious!”
SISTER ROBERTA HOULIHAN
“After more than 70 years in community, “VOCATION”, for me, is a God-Given Gift that has been transforming for me, sometimes unknowingly, through the wise guidance of our leaders, to the place where I find I am standing today. TRANSFORMED, yet still in need of more transformation into “I know not what.” It excites me as I think that there are so very many possibilities that we, as Sisters of St. Joseph, could together become. TOGETHER WE ARE MORE.”