Sarah Golden is thrilled to have found help as she seeks to discern her call to religious life.
The help is needed because she is among at least a third of the estimated 10,000 individuals discerning a priestly or religious vocation in the U.S. who are blocked from pursuing their call due to educational loans.
This is part of a series on communities of women religious in St. Louis and how they live out their charism here and in the world. We encourage you to join in the conversation on what St. Louis sisters mean to you by following the #STLSisters hashtag on Twitter.
When St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier founded the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in France in 1831, she envisioned the contemplative community as a “powerhouse of prayer.”
Some men are never too busy to hear the voice of God. Many of those men can be found serving in the permanent diaconate.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has called the St. Louis Archdiocese “blessed with outstanding permanent deacons who minister to our people with great love and devotion.” Since 1977, 392 men have gone through the formation process in the St. Louis Archdiocese and been ordained permanent deacons. There are 196 active deacons serve in the archdiocese.