Nashville Sisters Make the Case for Vocations at New York University

December 6, 2012

Two sisters with the congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, TN, made a stop in New York City this week on a brief vocations tour along the east coast. Full of joy and spirit, Sr. Peter Marie, O.P., the vocations director, and Sr. John Thomas, O.P., her assistant, visited with young women at both Columbia University and New York University, where they discussed the beauty of vocational discernment and the religious life. At an event at NYU on the night of Wednesday, December 5, assistant chaplain Fr. Austin Litke, O.P., introduced the sisters to a group of women, and the sisters proceeded to make two things very clear: First, a person’s vocation is something that the person is, rather than does, and its defining characteristic is the relationship the person has with a spouse, be that a human spouse, Christ’s Church, or Christ himself. Second, only once a person is able to perceive the goodness of all vocations is he free to listen to and follow the Lord’s call. The sisters will participate in the vocations fair at the SEEK Conference in Orlando this January, and intend to continue vocational visits in the spring. Women are invited to attend retreats at the Nashville-based motherhouse and to read more about the sisters and campus ministry online: Nashville Dominican Sisters NYU Catholic ministry: Columbia University Catholic ministry

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