BY SISTER BORAM LEE
ESPITE BEING a cradle Catholic, I never considered becoming a sister—
that is, until the rat race burned me out.
Frankly, God wasn’t my biggest priority while I climbed the corporate
But God was still good to me. He gave me the grace to persevere through the
ladder. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history and journalism, I was
blinded by the allure of a glamorous, fast-paced life in network television in New
York City, and I chased after a career in broadcast media, for three years working in
areas ranging from production to research to multimedia news. I moved from job to
job, working overnight and weekend shifts, holidays, doing whatever I needed to
do to get ahead. As a result, my health and relationships suffered.
difficult times, and eventually my work conditions got better. I was able to spend
more time with my family and friends and serve at my parish as a catechist. And
Sister Boram Lee started out with a bright career in
broadcasting, but direction from God led her to religious life.
SISTER BORAM LEE
poring over a text.
Study is a key part
of the “formation”
process for becoming a
Catholic sister. “During
a charismatic prayer
meeting . . . God said
to me through one of
the brothers there, ‘Go
where my Light is,’ ”
Sister Boram Lee
is a first-year
novice with the
of St. John Bosco, in her third
year of religious
in Newton, New
she helps provide sacramental retreats at
as a catechist in
a local parish,
and attends Assumption College for Sisters.
ALL PHOTOS COURTES Y OF SIS TER BORAM LEE