A story in a diocesan newspaperabout a Franciscan sister who was ina family practice medical residencyawakened me to the possibility thatI might have “a call within a call.”There were sister-doctors. Uh-oh!
There are also sister-lawyers, sister-veterinarians, sister-cello professors—in short, the People of Godneed all of these ministries, and religious women and men can respondwith great freedom and creativityaccording to their abilities. The active apostolic life can support thediversity of gifts young adults offertoday.
Each religious community determines its own policiesregarding debt, so a concernabout student debt should be partof any serious, advanced-stageconversation between you and areligious order. The National Fundfor Catholic Religious Vocations(NFCRV) helps Catholic religiouscommunities accept candidateswith student debts. NFCRV workswith individual communities, ratherthan directly with candidates. Learnmore at nfcrv.org. (Note: NFCRVwas established by the National Religious Vocation Conference, whichpublishes VISION.)
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450 St. Bernardine St. · Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1737
Sr. Madonna Marie Harvath, O.S.F.
Director of Vocations
BERNARDINE FRANCISCAN SISTERS
We nurture our communion
with the Trinity and the human
family through fidelity to prayer
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