“My vocation came from God and a special love of Mary, influenced by my mother,” says Sister Joan Ann Springman, a member of the Ursulines of the Central Province. “My mother valued the religious life so much that she promised her simple gold wedding ring to the daughter whom God might call to this life.”… Read More »

“My life is centered on the liturgy and the celebration of the Eucharist,” says Precious Blood Sister Ann Hipp, 95. “It’s part of who we are as a community.” At an early age, Sister Ann felt drawn to the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri. She left her parents and seven brothers… Read More »

“It was just God,” said Sister Mary Cornille in explaining what drew her to religious life.

Born September 5, 1934, Sister Barbara Hawken—a member of the Sisters of the Living Word in Arlington Heights, Illinois—vividly remembers her first teaching assignment. The year was 1955, and she was given a class of fifty-six first graders.