A zigzagging road
to the convent
BY SUSAN FLANSBURG
ISTER ANA GONZALEZ, O.P. believed from an early age that she would
get married and have children. But her heart kept leading her in another
direction. This is the story of her path as it wound across the country,
Gonzalez remembers lying in her hospital bed, in pain and alone. She had
A family emergency, a boyfriend, a broken back. God kept
calling Ana Gonzalez through all of it, and she couldn’t be
happier that she kept listening.
SISTER ANAGonzalez, O.P.didn’t walk astraight path to theconvent, but theups, downs, andconfusing momentsfinally led her to alife she embraceswith enthusiasm.
Susan Flansburg producesonline and printcontent for religious congregations, and is currently writing abook of vocation stories andinformation forwomen discerning religious life.