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Mission Accomplished

Like the special agents before me (or should I say Sisters), I have accomplished my mission! My special assignment from the head agent (Mother M. Regina Pacis) was to help Sister M. Stephania. Six months ago, I left the Novitiate to begin my mission in LaCrosse, Wisconsin after completing my canonical year training in Alton, Illinois. I quickly learned however, that it was not "my"mission. I had been sent! As Blessed Mother Teresa said, "It is His work. I am like a little pencil in His hand."

For me, mission has been an experience of being that pencil. I knew that I would work in the Office of Consecrated Life in the morning, and then in the convent in the afternoon usually. Besides that general schedule, I had no idea of what I would be doing exactly. I began with a few organization projects in the Office of Consecrated Life. This suddenly progressed into planning the vocation event, Called By Name, working on the Vocations website, and other tasks. As I became involved in these projects, I experienced being "the pencil in God's hand" and letting Him lead me to accomplish things I had never done before.

Then there were the weekends, which were full of different activities like Come and See days, Nun Runs, and Vocation Talks to name a few. During these events and trips across the state, I met so many great people and visited cute little towns that I had never heard of before. Through simply being a Sister, God brought me to all these different places and into people's lives. I am grateful to be "the pencil in His hands". Mission Accomplished!

- Sister M. Chiara, second-year novice


Anonymous said…
It was a blessing having you in La Crosse, Sr. Chiara! May God continue to bless you as you prepare for your first vows! You are in my prayers always!

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