The Unexpected Call
“Do you have any regrets of becoming a Religious Sister?” was the first serious question I asked Sister Kathleen as she started to drift off to sleep after a busy day of World Youth Day Events back in 1993 in Denver, Colorado. The Holy Spirit never tires of speaking the truth, for it was about 1:00 AM when that question was asked and like St. Benedict and his sister St. Scholastica who on their yearly visitation spent the day and night speaking of the glory of God, we too, spent the remainder of our sleeping hours speaking about religious life and the beauty behind that special call from God.
As the sun rose ready to greet a new day so did we, for sleep was not a part of God's plan for us that night. More events needed to be attended, including a 5 mile hike into Cherry Creek National Park where Pope St. John Paul II would be holding a Vigil Mass for the Assumption. The power of the Holy Spirit inflamed our hearts and once again, we literally spent the day and the entire night enjoying one another's company, developing a friendship and marveling at how God's providence continued to unfold.