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Meet the Profession Class of 2015

 

We asked some of our newly professed men and women religious to tell us something about themselves that others might find surprising.  Their answers below provide some insight to how each discovered their vocational call Congratulations to the Profession Class of 2015!

Sr. Sophia Grace Huscka is a member of the Profession Class of 2015."People might be surprised to know that I worked as a Meteorologist and even chased a few tornadoes before entering religious life.  My desire for my life was to be a wife and mother with many children, so you can imagine my shock when the Lord asked me to consider religious life.  But as my relationship with the Lord grew He revealed to me the true desires of my heart, to be His Bride!" — Sr. Sophia Grace Huschka, Franciscan Sisters, Third Order Regular (TOR) of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother



Sr. Cheryl Wint is a member of the Profession Class of 2015.

"People might be surprised to know that I also lived in Jamaica W.I. before coming to the USA.  Had a very successful business career that had me traveling very extensively throughout the USA while simultaneously living a very active church life at St. Camillus Parish in Silver Spring MD before joining the Sisters.  After 8 mergers within my career I took some time off and went on a Franciscan Habitat trip to Guatemala where I had a very profound experience and knew it was time to make a change.  So, during a Lenten penance service at my parish I felt the call to Religious Life and so pursued the call, which lead me to the Sisters." — Sr. Cheryl Wint, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

 


Br. Thien Nguyen is a member of the Profession Class of 2015.

"People might be surprised to know that I wanted to become a priest when I was 9 years old.  That desire has been with me up to now and will forever.  Especially I want to become a missionary priest." "For the love of Christ compels me "(2 Corinthians 5:14) — Br. Thien Nguyen, Society of the Divine Word  




Sr. Marie Catherine Toon is a member of the Profession Class of 2015."People might be surprised to know that I went to visit a friend who had just entered the community and ended up joining the same community three weeks later!  I ended up making Vows in the same class as the friend I had visited." — Sr. Maria Catherine Toon, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist 



Br. Ian Bremar is a member of the Profession Class of 2015."People might be surprised to know that I serve at a state prison.  I have a mild-mannered disposition, and most people would not expect me to be involved with this kind of ministry, but I love serving God's people in the prison, and they have taught me so much.  God gives you the grace to do things you never thought you would do." — Br. Ian Bremar, Order of Friars Minor, Conventual 



 

"People might be surprised to know that my road to a monastic vocation was far from straight forward.  Four years as an Army officer, ten years as an auditor in public accounting, and one year as a special agent with the FBI.  Many years of success in various jobs without being fully happy; at least not until I found more than a job, I found my vocation" — Fr. Isaiah (Andrew) Frederick, Order of St. Benedict




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