Don't Let Uncertainty Keep You From Your Divine Calling, Religious Sister Says

Are you a woman who fears not having all the answers to religious life? You're not alone. Many women are thus kept from seeking a beautiful vocation as a religious sister, says a Franciscan sister from Illinois in a new video.
Sr. Michael says, "Take the next step."
Sr. Michael says, "Take the next step."
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Nov. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- A fear of not having all the answers is stopping a lot of young women from seeking a beautiful vocation as a religious sister, says an Franciscan sister from Illinois in a new video.

“That’s where the fear is,” explains Sr. Michael, of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi. “The person is hesitating to take that next step because they don’t have all the answers. You are not going to have all the answers, until you take that next step. And then the answers will come.”

In a candid, unscripted video interview, Sr. Michael, Vicar Provincial of the congregation, provides fresh insight on overcoming reluctance in pursuing a vocation, but on the spiritual benefits of living in a community dedicated to following Christ through the life of St. Francis.

“Let me tell you what it’s like to be in a community of sisters,” Sr. Michael explains in a surprisingly-popular 10-minute video, which has been viewed nearly two thousand times in its first week. “It’s a mystery at first because you realize that there is a spiritual bond with each one of them…. We all come from different parts of the world and different parts of the country. Yet we all have that bond, that common bond…. That bond follows us into eternity.”

The video also features an interview with the congregation’s bishop, Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, Bishop of Peoria, who says, ”I am very happy to say I have great admiration for the zeal of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi.”

The Sisters’ provincial motherhouse is in Lacon, IL, and the congregation has its general house in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. They have been operating St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon since 1964.

The video, "Living the Radical Love of St. Francis," can be seen on the Lacon Franciscan Sisters’ website, at

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