Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Good reporting... good religious reporting....

Just a beautifully written news story on a woman making her final vows as a discalced Carmelite - from a mainstream source. This is the way religious reporting should be.

“We are thrilled,” said her mother, Ann Gallagher. She said that both she and her husband had at one time pursued religious lives, but ended up getting married instead.

“God had other plans for us,” she said smiling. “I guess he had our daughter in mind.”

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Rev. John Reilly, who taught her theology, recalled watching Sister Agnes transform from a “typical” and “fun-loving college student” into a deeply religious woman. “She wasn’t the one in chapel all the time,” he recalled. “You don’t want to say too much, but she wasn’t a goody two shoes.”

Sister Agnes Marie is a Christendom alumna, and some Christendom folks I know drove all the way to New York to witness her profession. Religious vocations are one of the loveliest things that come out of CC; it can be an ideal place to discern one.

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