Hi, I'm Samantha. I am 20 years old. I spent most of my life in St. Louis, MO and have spent the past two years as a student at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. I come from a small family: Mom, Dad, me, and a four-year old brother. I love to sew and knit in my free time and go on wild adventures in the pages of a good book. It was through one of these books that I began my admiration (which later grew to a great devotion and love) for St. Therese of the Little Flower and her little way. I was first drawn to the Sisters for their infectious joy and how much I felt comfortable, like I had been here all my life. By my second visit, Alton felt like home.
We are a Catholic religious congregation of about 125 strong in the United States and about 1300 worldwide! God has blessed us with a special mission (or charism): to make visible the Merciful Love of Christ in our service.