One of the most common questions vocation directors hear is “What do you do for fun?” Young people are often surprised to hear that nuns and sisters enjoy doing many of the same things they themselves enjoy—sports, listening to music, hanging out with friends, or stopping for ice cream.

Yesterday one of our local Ursuline communities in St. Louis hosted a BBQ to celebrateJuly 4 OSU 1 Independence Day. About 20 Sisters from the Missouri and Illinois area, and one Sister visiting from Southern California, gathered for food and fun. It’s always so good to be together! We brought food to share and spent the afternoon and early evening catching up with one another, telling jokes, sharing about recent vacations and retreats, and tasting the variety of food that filled the table. There was no doubt that St. Angela was in our midst laughing, feasting, and enjoying our company!