AnneDorothySchober_1This month we’d like to introduce you to Sr. Anne Dorothy Schober, O.S.U. Sr. Anne Dorothy lives in Winnetka, California (a suburb of Los Angeles) and teaches fifth grade at Our Lady of Grace School in Encino, CA.  As a child, Sr. Anne Dorothy lived on Long Island, New York and later, near Galveston, Texas. She began thinking about being a Sister when she was 6 or 7 years old.

As the years went by, she found herself increasingly attracted to the Ursulines. The qualities that drew her most strongly were the joy and prayerfulness of the Sisters she knew. She also observed how they enjoyed being with one another. Eventually Sr. Anne Dorothy entered the Ursuline community and began her formation in Missouri. When asked what she loves most about her years of ministry, she says, “I’ve been an elementary school teacher, and have mostly taught 10-11 year olds. I have loved touching young and impressionable lives. I love the students’ openness, spontaneity, creativity and humor.”

For someone thinking about a religious vocation today, Sr. Anne Dorothy offers this advice: “Ask the Holy Spirit to help you with your discernment. Then, find a spiritual director who can guide you. Finally, be open to any surprises that God might send.”