Karen -- Promoter
When I was living in the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, I felt
the call to Religious Life, and said yes. I started discerning what charism God wanted me to pursue.
family moved to the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee, and I continued discerning what charism God wanted me to pursue.
this time, I joined my parish's Respect Life Committee, and learned about and joined the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.
From this, I learned that God wanted me to pursue the Pro-Life Charism in the Religious Life.
I looked at the Pro-Life orders that I knew about, I soon discovered that I was beyond the entrance age limit. I didn't
give up, and looked to see if there were any other Pro-Life Orders out there.
one door and opens another
During my search, I found the Sisters of the
Holy Innocents & St. Gianna Molla that Gemma was promoting.
Seeing that the Holy Spirit Inspirations
happened at the abortuaries in the Diocese of Knoxville where God had moved us to, I felt that this is what God wanted me
to do: establish the Sisters of the Holy Innocents & St. Gianna Molla, as well as the Contemplatives of Life Eremitical
Establishing the Lay Association
The next step
was to establish the Dr. Gianna's Assistants for Life lay association, where we can all gather together, and then break off
and work on establishing the Sisters of the Holy Innocents & St. Gianna Molla.
I went to Bishop
Stika to see about establishing the Dr. Gianna's Assistants for Life lay association, and he said yes.