Selling religious life in Chicago

CAVA Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Assoc.. Sister Elyse Marie Ramirez, O.P. heads this operation, talked last night at the Oak Park Serra Club  of the association’s work with women entering the sisterhoods.  

But mostly, as requested, she talked about her own vocation — in dramatic, even gripping terms, including her having to inform her affianced that she was going instead into the convent.  

He’d seen it coming and beat her to it in that moment of truth, pre-empting her announcement.  Quite a dynamic lady and a saleswoman of the first order.  Member 20-plus years of the Springfield (IL) Dominicans.

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