The daughter of a friend just entered the Sisters of the Visitation in Tyringham, MA on February 11th and will be spending the coming year discerning her call to religious life and to their community. Sister Meghan is the second of nine kids and the only girl, and you can bet that there are a number of little boys back home that are missing their big sister! Her mom--also missing her daughter, no doubt--says that it's been a long, tough road for her to come this far. As if discernment of a vocation isn't trying enough, she has cerebral palsy to challenge her as well.
At Mass, when her family would visit our area, I noted her devotion and her recollection after receiving Holy Communion. I was always greeted with a genuinely warm smile, and I enjoyed the fact that she often had a little brother in her lap or at her side.
Do offer a prayer for her discernment--I know she will offer prayers for all her benefactors.