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 (100 or so nuns led it). 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 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 Catholics of varying vocations.
The way it works (at least the way it’s worked thus far): 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. I want to know what it looks like to live out your vocation in the day to day.
If you’d be willing to be featured and let me peak into your life as a Catholic, please let me know!
Sister Lisetta, Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Misawaka, IN
Father Ben Muhlenkamp, St. Louis Besancon, New Haven, IN
Brigid Hogan, teacher, single lay woman
You can find the full album here.