Our lives are rooted in an intense relationship with Christ, so much so, that what we do is not as important to us as who we are - women consecrated to God. Everything we do flows from this consecrated relationship. You will find Sisters of the Resurrection throughout the world, responding to the contemporary needs of the Church and bringing God’s hope and love to all we meet in the educational, health care or other ministries which God leads us to embrace. There is no telling how many different ways God may ask us to use the talents and gifts He has given us! Our life is meaningful to all people of today in our ministries in schools, hospitals and nursing homes, youth groups, soup kitchens, religious education programs, and parishes.
Vision of Religious Life
My vision of religious life is that more men and women will hear the voice of God and answer the call to serve God’s people and the Church. This will be accomplished through daily prayer, having a positive impact on every person with whom I come in contact, and sharing my genuine joy with others.
What is the life of a religious like for you?
For me, the life of a religious is both exciting and challenging. The exciting part is that there is no greater joy than to be doing what God has called me to do! The challenge, which I gladly accept, is to continually strive to imitate Jesus and be a woman of the gospel. What helps me? A life of prayer and the strength and hope I receive from living with my sisters in community.
What does a religious do all day?
As an active/contemplative religious sister, I rise early in the morning and begin my daily prayers: meditation, spiritual reading, and rosary. I attend Mass, then hit the road running as I “go to work” in my active ministry. In my school, I wear a few different hats: computer teacher, finance manager, and JV softball coach. When the work day ends, I spend time before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, in adoration and prayer. Dinner with my sisters follows prayers, and we spend the evening at recreation, enjoying each other’s company.
What do you see as the signs of a calling to religious life?
I see one’s seriousness about prayer and a desire to grow in one’s relationship with God and a desire to be of service to others, especially the less fortunate, as signs of a calling to the religious life.
What qualities do you think a person needs to have to be a vibrant religious?
JOY and LOVE! A vibrant religious is one who is joyful and shares that joy with everyone. She is also a person who knows she is loved by God, and truly loves others in return.
Anything else that you may think useful and pertinent?
My advice to anyone who is searching to know God’s will is to pray, to ask the Holy Spirit to be active in your life, and to ask God to show you, in all possible ways, events and people, what God wants of you.