I come from a family of six in central Minnesota, the oldest of four children. One of my brothers will be ordained a priest in June, 2013, and he will be presiding over the marriage of my other brother and his fiancé in October, 2013. My sister is the youngest, studying Art at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Our parents are the most loving and supportive parents we could ever have. They have stood by each of us as we find our way through life and discern our vocations.
After what feels like years upon years of waiting for and searching out my vocation, I finally took rest, trusted in God, and my heart was opened. “I want to serve!” is what it exclaims! To serve and to love as He calls us to do “for the least of these”. My heart is full, wanting to give to His people. I come from a wonderfully faithful, generous, and loving family. It is my turn to share what God has so graciously blessed me with: love, comfort, friendship, and family. He is calling me to live this giving of myself in a community in Lviv, Ukraine. I pray that I trust in His call, and for the support and graces necessary to live out this call.
“To do your will is my delight; my God, your law is in my heart.” Ps 40:9