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Perfect Timing: Part 2

Hi! My name is Kara Esker.  I am 26 years old and from the small town of Teutopolis, Illinois.  I enjoy being outside, especially swimming, riding ATV's, hiking, and rock climbing.  I also love to sing and listen to music.  My favorite pastime, however, is simply being with family or close friends.  We love to play games together!

Before entering the convent on November 1, 2018, I worked as a Spanish teacher.  I taught for two years at Corpus Christi School in Bloomington, Illinois and then for one year at St. Matthew Catholic School in Champaign, Illinois.  It was there that I met the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.

When I moved to Champaign, I was not actively discerning religious life, but God placed the thought very persistently into my head and heart after meeting the Sisters.  As I visited and grew to know the Community more, I found that so much inside of me resonated with our Franciscan spirituality.  I was also deeply struck by the charism of "seeking to make the merciful love of Christ visible."

The Lord has greatly blessed me throughout my life, and I trust that He will continue to lead and guide me in this new adventure!

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