Vocation Stories

From a younger Sister...

 

Sister Thérèse Haydel, OSB

It would be far from the truth to say that either the desire or the decision to become a Sister was a “given,” although, in truth, both have been God-given gifts. Growing up in a Roman Catholic family and attending Catholic schools staffed by women religious were strong influences in my life, but the internal nudge that directed my thoughts and interest toward religious life definitely came from some mysterious and deeply-hidden spring.   Read more...

 


 

From an older Sister...

 

Sister Kathleen Christa Murphey, OSB

I entered my Benedictine community the day before my 50th birthday. My life’s journey began in the Northeast, in Western Massachusetts, to be exact. That’s where I was born and where I lived for the first 44 years of my life. Ours was a largely Catholic area, so my older brother, sister and I were cocooned within our neighborhood, our local parish and parochial school. My Catholic education extended through college. It was then that I had my first genuine encounter with monasticism.   Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Mary McGehee, OSB

Please click on image below for link to Sister Mary's Vocation Story on YouTube. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

From a Sister in Initial Formation...

 

Sister Michelle Renee St. Marie, OSB

I was born Ohio, which is predominantly a Catholic part of the country. I went to Catholic elementary school for grades 1-4 but I transferred to the public school system for the rest of my education. I did attend CCD until making my confirmation in 10th grade. It was during junior high years that my family moved to Mississippi, a predominantly Baptist area of the country. It was culture shock for me when the non-Catholic kids in high school asked a lot of question regarding Mary, confession, and the Saints.  Read more...

 

 

 

 

Archived vocation stories:

Sister Tonette Sperando, OSB

Sister Elisabeth Meadows, OSB