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Called to be a Priest or Sister?

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Even at a young age I have always had a strong love for my Catholic faith, but the possibility of the consecrated life as my calling never entered into my mind. I always knew I wanted to become a teacher, and that was all I had ever thought about since my childhood. It was not until I was in my twenties that I even considered a calling to the consecrated life as a religious sister.
At the age of seven one day after mass one of our parish priest’s took me aside and explained to me  the different sacred vessels, the altar, and the Tabernacle, and it was that day that I had my first real experience of the truth of our Catholic faith. For the first time in my life I found myself understanding the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, and even at that age I understood that there existed something much greater than myself. Then when I was fourteen years old after viewing the “Passion of the Christ” with our parish youth group I found myself feeling that I had to write a poem about t…