Here we are... “standing among 20 “young nuns” who, like me, have taken Jesus up on his beckoning to “come and see” about religious life. These women have entered in ones and twos and often into undefined or evolving formation processes. These women have risked a joyful “yes” to a road not often traveled. Each woman draws strength from the Spirit of God within her. Each woman continues to say, “Here I am, Lord,” wherever she finds herself on the journey, from pre-novitiate to having professed final vows” Tracy Kemme, SC, writes in this edition of Global Sisters report.
“It was a profound weekend of praying, sharing and playing with my sister-peers. Inspired by Pope Francis’ statement that “the distinctive sign of consecrated life is prophecy,” we considered what it means to be a prophet. We drew on the wisdom of people that we look to as prophets and dreamt about how we might be called to “wake up the world” as they have and do. After a time of quiet reflection, we came together to share our insights. I was in awe at the depth that emerged. What wisdom! What insight! I was nourished and enlivened by the presence of each of my sisters.
“We had fun, too! During kickball in the Saturday afternoon sunshine, we managed to get the ball stuck up in a tree, and a game of “How many young nuns does it take . . .” ensued until we dislodged it.
Be sure to read the entire reflection Here we are
[S. Tracy Kemme is a novice with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Author of the blog, Diary of a Sister-in-Training, Tracy is excited about the future of religious life! She has a background in Hispanic ministry, having served both in Ecuador and at the U.S.-Mexico border prior to novitiate.]