Upperclassmen participate in Vocations Day

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Giulia Imholte

People who have pursued religious vocations spoke to juniors and seniors in their religion classes on Tuesday, November 13.

Hollie Christensen, Staff Writer

Every two years Vocations Day brings together 22 people who have dedicated their lives to religious vocations. Hoping to inspire BSM students, religious sisters, brothers, diocesan priests, Jesuit priests and an oblate were invited to visit and talk with juniors and seniors on November 13. Sister Joan, a member of the St. Olaf community is one of the sisters visiting, she has been serving for 20 years and currently is living in the Exodus Residence as a spiritual counselor. “I live at a transitional housing facility which is run by the Catholic Church, there are 94 of us who live there, some people come from homelessness and other circumstances,” Sister Joan said. Vocations Day reveals to students how religious people live their lives. “[It’s about] what lives of sisters, brothers, and priests are like and how these religious people discern their callings, in hopes that God is calling some of them,” faith formation administrative assistant, Ms. Liekhus said.