“At last I have found my vocation: My vocation is love.”
—Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897)
“If you are what you should be, then you will set the world on fire.”
—Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
“Your witness will be much more persuasive if, with joy and truth, you know how to tell the beauty, the awe and the wonder of being in love with God” and of being men and women “who live with gratitude their choice of a life helping others in order to leave an unprecedented and original imprint on history.”
Vocations- specifically what people choose to do with the life God gave them- is something I’ve always been interested in. My desire to know what people do with their God-given call has been growing more and more, especially since I attended the Given conference for Catholic women in June 2016. The conference was held by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (aka 100 or so nuns). I was drawn to the beauty of each of them; seeing so many different orders come together to form young Catholic women was incredible and I consider myself blessed to have been a part of it. One question that I left that week wanting to know was this: what does a day in the life of a nun look like? Ask any nun what they do from day to day and they will tell you. But I wanted to know more. I wanted to see it. And if I, an ordinary girl who was living in many ways of the world, wanted to know more about this mysterious, holy lifestyle, then others must also. From the conference, I have developed this photo collection. I am expanding it to include not only religious sisters, but also priests, brothers, consecrated virgins, married persons, students discerning, etc. As a series, it will feature countless Catholics of varying vocations. For those featured, I follow a person around for a whole day and document it with photographs; I also bring my journal along and write down as much as I can about what goes on, etc.
If you are interested in being featured, contact me!