school’s softball team.
Happiness took me
in an unexpected direction
Despite urgings from her friends to serve God in other ways, this former
city kid knew that the monastery is where she’d find her joy.
THe WAi TRess came to take our order, but we motioned her away. We were crying too hard to talk.
Although we had broken up months
before, we had never really ended our
relationship. on this the eve of our final
parting—he heading to graduate school
BILLIE JOHNSON MCSEVENEY
Sister Anne E. Fiore, V.H.M. is a
Sister of the Visitation of Holy
Mary at Georgetown Visitation
Monastery. She teaches Latin,
coaches softball, and moderates
club dodge ball at Georgetown
Visitation Preparatory School.
When she’s not grading Latin
papers, correcting batting stances, or chasing stray
dodge balls, Sister Anne can be found at home in
the monastery, where she serves on the vocation
team and edits the community blog: http://livejesus.
in another city and i to my last stop before entering the monastery—we began
to reminisce about our journey together.
We were both surprised at how difficult
it was to believe that this would be our
last date. We laughed through our tears;
we eventually ordered our food and ate
through our tears; and we walked home
through our tears.
Amid the healing and the closure
that our meeting provided, one of the
most poignant memories was his final
remark when we said good-bye: “What
makes me sad is that your happiness and
my happiness take us in separate directions.” And at that i realized that my
Baptist ex-boyfriend had a much clearer
understanding of vocation than many of
my Catholic friends. God wants us to be