the priest read the parable of therich fool, who worked all his lifeonly to die before he could enjoy it.
I realized, This is my call. It cul-
minated in this Mass. I felt it was
meant for me.”
Gonzalez contacted the Domini-
can Sisters to begin discerning again
in earnest. She attended Come and
See retreats, talked with her mentors
and the vocation director, visited the
motherhouse in Columbus, Ohio.
She says the moment she entered the
test attended by thousands of people
in El Paso. Then the room in which
she volunteered at church was
renamed for Saint Dominic. When
those coincidences failed to fully
grab her attention, Gonzalez says an
episode at Mass finally convinced
“I was asked to do the reading,”she says. “It was from Ecclesiastes.
Basically it said You are working foran illusion. Why don’t you stop whatyou’re doing and work for God? Then
SERVICE is a way oflife for sisters. HereGonzalez shows offa book she read toelementary schoolstudents as part ofa National ReadingDay celebration.
COUR TES Y OF SISTER ANA GONZALEZ, O. P.