Category: And the Truth Shall Set You Free

“I’m Trying to be God, but I’m Not.”| Sr. Gianna Marie, O.P.

Sr. Gianna Marie, O.P. I didn’t really think about God that much; I went to Mass, I did everything that my parents asked me out of my love for them, but not for the love of Him. I didn’t really see God as a person and definitely didn’t think about His love for me. He […]

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Prayer Takes a Lot of Work | Sr. Maria Benedicta, O.P.

Sr. Maria Benedicta, O.P. Prayer takes a lot of work and I’ve realized that, more and more, over the years. I always think of St. Paul’s analogy of the spiritual life as a race. He talks about how runners and athletes will train to win a crown of laurel wreaths and how we’re training for […]

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“She was Speaking about Martyrdom” | Sr. Ave Maria, O.P.

Sr. Ave Maria, O.P.: I went to a Franciscan University and it was really there that I saw young people on fire to be Catholic, to live their faith. [It was there] I discovered Eucharistic adoration for the first time. I learned that Faith growing up but it really didn’t go from my head to […]

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Drawing You with Bands of Love | Sr. Magdalena, O.P.

Sr. Magdalena, O.P.: It was very difficult, especially when I got older because I thought, “Well, how do I live my faith on my own? It doesn’t seem like it’s the most popular thing to do.” And so, it kind of gave me a little crisis of faith until I actually went off to college […]

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It All Began with Hot Chocolate | Sr. Simeon Marie, O.P.

Sr. Simeon Marie, O.P.: I always prayed for a religious vocation, but to be honest, I really hoped it wasn’t my vocation because I just love my family and I was like, “I want to have a bunch of kids like my mom.” I remember the one time I vocalized it: I was having an […]

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“Yes, Ma’am, a Cop!” | Sr. Anne Raphael, O.P.

Born and raised in the Lone Star State, Sr. Anne Raphael’s father taught her to hunt, to fish, to work; and her mom, to cook, to keep house, and be a loving mother! Raised in a faithful Catholic home, Sister studied criminal justice with the aspirations of one day becoming a police officer. God clearly […]

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Dallas Cowboys’ Cheerleader or Nun? | Sr. Basil Marie, O.P.

Sr. Basil Marie The first time I ever thought of a religious vocation was during a career day. You had to get up in front of everyone and tell them what you wanted to be when you grew up, and I remember saying I want to be a Dallas Cowboys’ Cheerleader! I feel like everyone […]

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“I Don’t Like to Pray!” | Sr. Mary Margaret, O.P

Join Sr. Joseph Andrew as she chats with Sr. Mary Margaret about how she ended up in religious life when, as a young woman, she didn’t even like to pray! God certainly has His ways with us!

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From Aerospace Engineer to Religious Sister | Sr. Maria Francisco, O.P. – Part 2

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Born under Our Lady’s Mantle | Sr. Maria Francisco, O.P.

Sr. Maria Francisco was born right under the shadow of our Lady’s mantle at Guadalupe in Mexico City. Her childhood was a series of adventures, moving from one country to another, and back again to Mexico; learning new languages, and skipping two grades in school. Sister’s grandmother taught her how to pray and had a […]

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