Last week I traveled to Chicago to speak to the Episcopal Service Corps about our ecumenical monastic community. On Thursday evening, September 29, 2011, I was invited by Sisters Julie Vieira, IHM (left) and Maxine Kollasch, IHM of anunslife.org to participate in their weekly podcast, Ask Sister. It was a wonderful opportunity to see Julie and Maxine in action, as well as to share with their listeners about my own call to become a Presbyterian (USA) minister and a sister with the Benedictine Women of Madison. We chatted about my initial discernment process to become ordained, the amazing opportunity to become a Benedictine sister, my journey with the Benedictine Women of Madison, and much more!
To listen to the podcast, follow this link: Ask Sister: nun and reverend?
Since this podcast was focused on discernment, I also shared the following prayer from St. Benedict:
Gracious and Holy God,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate on you,
and a life to proclaim you.
Through the power of
the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord.