Today we join our Sister Mary of the Compassion in giving God praise for the gift her life…100 years! Sister is an inspiration to us for her fidelity and faithfulness. Sister Mary Compassion has been in religious life for 65 years and a professed nun for 63 years (with her humor, when talking about her story, she often comments that, in her day, she was considered a very late vocation, having entered Corpus Christ Monastery when she was 32 years old).
God has led her on an amazing journey – raised with little religion, she became an atheist philosophy student at Berkeley with communist sympathies during World War II. Still not satisfied in life, her search led her to God and to enter the Catholic Church under the Jesuits at the University of San Francisco. It also brought her to a decision to marry and raise a family.
Want to learn how she made her journey and was led to her true vocation as a Dominican contemplative nun? Read it here!
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!”