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"A heartfelt, personal story of the gradual awakening of a woman who comes to see that preferring the 'human to the perfect' does not alienate her from authentic spirituality but allows her to live more fully."

Kathleen Norris,
author of The Cloister Walk


  • Growing Up

    I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1958, the firstborn of a good Catholic family, and like many good Catholic families of the time, as the firstborn girl I was named Mary...


  • Training as a Missionary of Charity

    After six months of aspirancy, the two of us who remained were sent to Rome for postulancy, where we joined six European postulants who had completed their aspirancy in London...

  • Vows

    What were these vows?...