As we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Francis today, we also give thanks for the gift of Marie Keller's vocation. We welcomed her to St. Francis Convent on September 24, 2013. Please pray for her as she begins her postulancy. She introduces herself below:
Hi! Praised be Jesus Christ! My name is Marie Keller. I am 22 from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have 2 amazing parents, Cindy and Phil, and a younger brother Matthew. I grew up Catholic and had the blessing of 12 years of Catholic schooling where I was involved in many activities especially swimming, service projects, and orchestra.
I really started to get more involved with my faith at St. Thomas Aquinas, the Newman center at Purdue University. I studied Biomedical engineering and obtained my B.S. in 2012. While at St. Tom’s, I began participating and leading different activities. As I grew closer to the Lord I felt Him tugging on my heart to be His. On the Sunday afternoon of a nun run to St. Louis, I met the Sisters. After 3 hours I was praying in the chapel, and Our Lord and Love told me I was to serve Him here and this was home! I spent the last 8 months praying with the Community and working at St. Anthony’s, the hospital they sponsor and operate. Be assured of my prayers and please keep praying about where the Lord is leading you. God Bless!