N ARTICLE I recently read listed all the things you have to “give up”
when entering religious life: marriage, children, a personal house,
I have gained much in the process of living out my call as a Franciscan, and
I share with you my own list, knowing that each religious would write his or her
list a little bit differently.
Sometimes people think religious life is mostly about giving
things up. But there is much to be gained when your true
vocation is to be a sister, brother, or priest.
things religious life has
to offer BY SISTER SHANNON FOX, S.S.J-T.O.S.F.
Sister Shannon Fox, S.S.J.-T.O. S. F. is a member of the Sisters
of St. Joseph of
the Third Order
of St. Francis,
based in Stevens
She lives in Chicago and ministers
as a special education teacher
at Clare Woods
SISTER SHANNON FOX,
S. S. J.-T.O.S. F. is joined by
Sister Kimberly Mulhearn,
S. S. J.-T.O.S. F. and a fellow
sister from Giving Voice
during Pope Francis' 2015
visit to Washington, D.C.