Sr. Diane Olmstead, MSC
Currently serving in the Province Offices as the Business Manager.
Even as a child I felt drawn to missionary life – the idea of sharing God’s love with all people, i.e., being a Missionary of the Sacred Heart.
I can’t say it was one experience – however, when I finally got off the fence and just said YES – I felt a great joy and peace. In addition, I felt “at home” with the MSCs. – I felt I belonged.
House built on Stone vs. Sand (Mt. 7: 24-27) – also Sower and the Seed (Mt. 13)
Prayer with scripture and quietly walking
Blessings: Shared prayer in community and the witness of faith of each sister.
Challenges: Self-sacrifice that comes with sharing life and space and not always having my own way or desires.
Having the opportunity to be part of something bigger than myself – the opportunity to share my gifts and talents – being a Missionary of God’s love – wherever I am sent.
St. Teresa Parish as a pastoral associate
Swimming, reading, movies
et very excited at sporting events – played sports in high school – loved field hockey.
Visit communities – ask yourself where you feel “at home” – where you feel you will be a better person and become the best person you can be? Ask about how they live community and how they understand the living of the vows.
Vocations Anonymous (by Cathryn Bryant ?) Having a good spiritual director.