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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.


Anonymous said…
Dear Samantha,
May St.Therese guide you on your path in deep loving prayers to Him through Mary.
You are remembered in prayers!
Anonymous said…
How happy I am for you!
You have heard the call of Jesus.
Many, many blessings to you as you follow the path before you!

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