I felt the call to religious life at the age of seven, but I did not fully understand it. I just knew I would never get married. As a child, I was very inspired by the lives of the saints and I wanted to do something great for God!
When I was 18 years of age, again I sensed God’s invitation to religious life but I was not ready to respond. Instead, I went to college to become an Occupational Therapist. Then I got a job working with children with learning disabilities.
I enjoyed my career but I felt something was missing in my life. Soon, I met the man I thought I would marry. At the same time I met some Sisters from Prayer Town, Texas. For the next three months, I experienced spiritual confusion. I decided to take time apart for a retreat to discern God’s plan for my life. During that time, God spoke clearly to my heart saying, “As for you, you will be happier as a religious than married.”
I trusted that convicting word and took the step in faith to join the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, after 30 years of religious life, I can say God has been very true to His promise. I have never been happier!
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall be continually in my mouth.”