“People might be surprised to know that before I became a sister, I had been working as a mechanical engineer. I was happy with what I was doing yet there was something missing. When I heard the first CALLING, I denied it totally. I would never have imagined that I would be entering religious life.” — Sr. Abby Aurea Avelino, Maryknoll Sisters
I love reading stories like these, which underscore that bright, talented, faith-filled young people from all walks of life are responding to God’s call to serve. They come from all walks of life. They bring fascinating life experiences and perspectives. For those of us with children, they provide great role models and stories we should be sharing around our dinner tables. For those of us you who are single and still in discernment, they provide an example of the amazing ways in which God can act in our lives when we give him our “Yes”.