Welcoming our new Postulant, Sister Chelsea

The Dominican Nuns joyfully announce the entrance of our new postulant, Sister Chelsea, on January 25.  Sister Chelsea grew up as the oldest of seven children in a Catholic homeschooling family in California.  She studied at the Catholic University of America, then worked for the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. for several years before discerning a vocation to the Dominican monastic life.

Photo of Sister Chelsea receiving the postulant crucifix from Mother

Sister Chelsea receives her postulant crucifix from Mother Mary Joseph, O.P.

As a postulant, Sister will spend approximately a year living in the Novitiate, joining in the Novitiate classes, and participating in the prayer and common life of the community.  The word “postulant” comes from the Latin “postulare,” which means “to ask” or “to seek.”  By a deepening experience of the monastic life ordered to union with God, the postulant seeks to know more surely if this vocation is God’s will for her.  Please keep Sister Chelsea in your prayers as she begins this first stage in formation to be a cloistered Dominican Nun.

dominican-postulant-and-nunCould you or someone you know be called to join Sister Chelsea?  We are sure that God has many graces during this Year of Consecrated Life for those who respond to His invitation: “Come, Follow Me.”  The first step is easy: contact our Vocation Directress.

See also:
~ Vocation Page, Vocation Retreats
~ What comes next?  Stages in Formation
~ Other vocation news: Sister Mary Thomas’ First Profession; Vocation Retreat 2014
~ A fictional account: Vocation Letters: A Postulant’s Rosary

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