Crowdsourcing Nun-Style

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An aspiring nun who was told she couldn’t enter a convent until her student loan debt was paid off has used an online appeal to get the money.

Alida Taylor, 28, was accepted to join the Sisters of Life in New York City in September.

The Clifton, New Jersey, woman started a GoFundMe page late last month, hoping to get $12,000 to pay down her student loans. She surpassed her goal Thursday, raising more than $22,000.

In an update on the crowdfunding page, Taylor said the extra money will be used for a vocation fund for Casa Guadalupe, a house of prayer and discernment for Catholic women, where Taylor is currently staying.

Multiple attempts to reach Taylor were unsuccessful. But she told WCBS in New York that “The Lord when it’s his will, he always provides, and I just trust him.”

Officials say most Catholic religious orders ask people to delay applications until they have repaid debt.

“Religious life is a full-time job so to speak, so she wouldn’t be able to work and enter into religious life,” Sr. Mariae Agnus Dei said, noting that nuns with the Sisters of Life have no salary or stipend.

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