My name is Kristen Rainey. I’m 31 years old. I grew up in Kennett, Missouri and I have one brother. Some of my interests include traveling, reading and studying our faith, learning to play the guitar and experiencing the gift of getting to know other people.
I was drawn to the beauty of
religious life for many years but at the same time was drawn to the vocation to
marriage. For several years I wrestled
with choosing between these two goods in prayer although deep in my heart I
could hear God calling me to religious life.
Through a deepening of prayer spent in adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament, a fuller entrustment of myself to Our Lady, and through getting to
know the Sisters through my job in campus ministry, the Holy Spirit removed all
the obstacles that were preventing me from saying yes. He revealed through interior and exterior
confirmations that He was calling me to this particular community and that only
in giving my whole self entirely to Him could my heart be fully satisfied.