While working on a Ph.D. in medieval literature at Columbia University in New York City during the time of World War II and the Holocaust of millions of Jews – God’s Chosen People – I had a profound faith loss! There was a religious Sister in my Dante class and I went to her for help. Seeing her deep faith, I asked her to pray for me. One day in my room I went down on my knees and wept as the Lord came to me, restored my faith profoundly, and drew me back to the Church and its Sacraments. The Lord Jesus Christ became the center of my life. Soon I began to make private vows as a religious Sister, and in 1972 as a Franciscan Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
How would she express her life as a religious?
Living the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience and our promise of fellowship in the Spirit keeps me fervent in the loving presence of the Lord whose faithful presence and grace enable me to grow deeply united with Him and my Sisters in our Franciscan Community, Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Words of encouragement:
Try always to remain faithful to the Lord through prayer, the Sacraments, the Scriptures, and persevere in whatever you feel that He is (or has been) calling you to do in your life. His grace is always sufficient. He will enable you – if you will let Him.l until He reveals Himself.”