“I loved what they were doing for the Lord,” explains Sister Paulette Lendacky, 89, of her decision to join the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Danville, Pennsylvania.

At 84 years of age, Brother Michael Callary has yet to hear the call to retirement.

“I was attracted to religious life from an early age,” explains Sister Luanna Brucks, a member of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri.

“My mother was not surprised when I told her I wanted be a religious sister,” says Sister Rosemary Zaffuto, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Hamden, Connecticut. “She was used to seeing me off by myself praying or walking to church to pray there.”