September 22, 2010

My name is Erin and I hail from the greater Cashton area in southwest Wisconsin. I am 21 years old and I have two younger sisters. My spiritual "BFF" (Best Friend Forever) is Mother Teresa. Her life was an amazing example of how to find joy in Christ through everything. Even through her hardships she was always smiling for Jesus. My goal is to use Mother Teresa as inspiration as I begin my own religious life. I found this same joy as I met the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. One of the other big draws for me was how the Sisters show how holiness comes in a variety of forms.

11 comments:

Mrs Danielle Brown said...

Amen! I am so excited for you as you start your journey! My sister has been a Sister of St. Francis of the Martyr St George for over 9 years. I had never seen herself so comfortable with herself as she has been since she joined the convent. Blessings on you!

Anonymous said...

How blessed you are, Erin, with bravery and commitment to the joy that is your hearts desire.
Know that you are in the hands of the Holy One as you begin your journey "to make visible the Merciful Love of Christ".

Bernadette said...

What an awesome role model she is! I am captivated by photos of her and her community. What a blessing she was to the world and still is making such an impact with today's youth.

Anonymous said...

Erin,
Blessings to you as you begin your new life and vocation.
Through the generosity of your soul, you have given Him Everything!

thomthom said...

You have been smiling since you announced your decision last May... some how you managed to keep that smile as those nearest you found it hard or impossible to do so. I suspect it was your spiritual "BFF" praying on your behalf. : ) We miss you, but know you are most likely "smiling" and that does bring us a good amount of comfort.

Jenny said...

The Winona girls miss you Erin, but it looks like you are doing great:)Keep keeping us updated!

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Erin! We will miss your smiling face in Wisconsin. Be assured of our continued prayers!

Anonymous said...

May the spirit of Mother Teresa guide you through as your vocation becomes even clearer to you.
May God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Cashton misses you Erin. We pray you are happy, and we suspect you are. You are an inspiration for us all.

thomthom said...

Erin--I pray for you daily... you are in my heart and on my mind. As I run I have started to have regular conversations with Mother Teresa, St. Francis and St. Elizabeth... I know they will intercede my prayers for you as well. : )

Clare said...

I am praying for you daily, i try to pray at 11:30 a.m. so that we can meet in prayer :) You are so awesome, I love you a lot! I will always be your Number 1 fan!
all my love from home,
your baby sister, Clarebear