Vocation Stories

Sister Rita's only worry was giving up music
December 9, 2016
Sister Rita's only worry was giving up music

Sister Rita Gleason knew that she was called by God. She had no doubt that religious life was for her. But she had one hesitation. To enter a congregation would surely mean giving up her beloved piano. She knew sacrifice was involved and that would be hers.

Poem on turning 100
Memories of my first one hundred years as a Sisters of Providence

Sister Anna Moran, SP, turned 100 years old on June 19, 2016. In her later years, she became a poet. Here is her poem: Memories of a 100 years

Sister Anna Moran has 100 years of story to tell
Sister Anna Moran has 100 years of story to tell

Sister Anna is not the oldest Sister of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. She has not yet broken the record as the longest-serving Sister, though she is close. But because she entered at the tender age of 17, she has been a Sister longer than anyone else alive. That is an interesting vantage point to look back, as she marks a century.‚Äč

Sr. Sheila Langton, SP
Call to Religious Life: Sr. Sheila Langton, SP

A favourite question people have for a Sister is, “Why did you become a nun?” For many years I would go blank when anyone asked me that. I didn’t know how to answer.

Sr. Frances O'Brien's story
Sr. Frances O'Brien's story

When I think of my call to religious life, I must admit that the process I went through to make my decision falls far short of the standards for discernment that we know today. Nevertheless, Providence was undergirding all the mundane experiences in my decision to join the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in 1964. The years have continually confirmed that choice.

Sr. Anne Hudec, SP
Sr. Anne Hudec, SP

I grew up on a farm in southern Saskatchewan in a family of eleven children. Prayers were an important part of our daily lives. Sunday Mass, the rosary, prayers at meals and even the Way of the Cross during Lent were a regular thing.

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