Stories

leap of faith, becoming a nun, becoming a religious sister

Why I Am Choosing To Discern a Vocation as a Religious Sister

By Sarah Harbaugh, candidate with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

For 10 years I fought the feeling that God was calling me to religious life. God’s call was loud and clear, but I had every excuse to why I wasn’t being called.

I attended Catholic school for 12 years and had the privilege to have two amazing teachers who also happened to be sisters. One sister invited me to consider religious life, but I wasn’t ready to accept the invitation then. I wasn’t even ready to admit to people that the thought had crossed my mind.

Moving Forward Amidst the Winds of Life

 

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys. 

 

A lot has happened in my case since my last blog post. I learned that my tumor has grown a little, which means I will resume chemotherapy if surgery is not an option.

Lenten Journey: Caring for Mom

By Sister Toni Longo, ASC

 “I don’t get you. I don’t understand you.
I don’t even like you sometimes.
But I accept you. I accept you.”

I’m not sure where I found this quote, but sometimes I say it to myself while caring for Mom, adding, “But I love you. I love you.”

That sounds pretty sick, doesn’t it, especially from a Catholic sister about her mom, let alone an Adorer of the Blood of Christ who is called to see everyone as the “dear neighbor” and welcome them as she would Christ.

Winter Forest and Inner Landscape

By Sr. Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys. 

I have been off chemotherapy now for almost two months and am beginning to have more energy. Recent blood tests revealed nothing; I’ll get results of a CT scan and MRI later in the month.

Grateful for a Parachute

By Sr. Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys. 


It’s now been a month since my last chemotherapy treatment and I am beginning to feel like my old self. This morning, I went for a walk and I could tell that I had energy for it.