September 27, 2011

Welcome Lauren!

Lauren entered our community on September 8th!  We welcome her with great joy!

Hi! My name is Lauren. I am 20 years old and from Northern Kentucky (15 minutes from Cincinnati, OH). I have a younger brother who is a senior in high school. I enjoy running, taking walks, and reading. Before entering, I attended Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana for two years. It was during my two years in college that I really began to discern religious life. I first met the Sisters on the October 2010 Veni Si Amas (Come, If You Love) Retreat. The weekend with the Lord, as well as the joy-filled Sisters, left me wanting more. I visited a month later, and by then the convent already felt like home, and the Sisters felt like family. The Lord used my time spent in front of the Blessed Sacrament (both in adoration and Mass) to draw me closer to His Most Sacred Heart. In Revelation 3:20 the Lord says, “Behold I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock.” The Lord ever so lovingly has been knocking upon my heart, calling me to become His bride. He calls us out of our ordinary into His extra-ordinary. I chose in faith to give my “yes” to the Lord, and I would invite you to do the same. The Lord has showered me with graces, and further called me to serve Him by teaching kindergarten and first grade religion at St. Mary’s School in Alton, IL. My advice to you would be to spend time with the Lord (frequenting the sacraments), and pay attention to where you feel most at peace. Even though other emotions may arise, peace should always remain. May God Bless You!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lauren, know that you are in my prayers daily. Our San Damiano Scholar community is also praying for you. We miss you but know you are following our Lord Jesus Christ's call. Peace, Mark