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When Sister Kay and I met to discuss unit 0ne in the integration unit: Story, I shared the different chapters of the story that makes me who I am. I will not rehash that here. I have shared bits and pieces of my story in various posts, but that is not what I want to do here.

Each one of us has a unique story. Our past, present and future is woven together and kept in the dark recesses of our heart. Every crevice of our heart is filled with the negative and positive events of our lives. It is this way for all of us. Some circumstances we go through alone, but there are times when we are brought together in joy or sorrow and our story is intertwined with the stories of others and we share a moment in time that will bring us together forever.

None of our experiences will ever be exactly like the experiences of someone else. We all have our own perceptions of things that happen. God has made us uniquely different. Only when we bring our stories together for the good can something magical happen. It is not our stories themselves that are important, it is what we do with those stories that makes the difference. Only when we take a tragic event and use it as a catalyst to make a difference in the world, will we see compassion. Only when we share our joys with others will we see love. We will never be able to control everything that happens to us, but we can control our reactions, thus changing the outcome and bringing good into our stories.

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin embraced her new adventure, travelling from France into the wilderness of Indiana, and the story of the Sisters of Providence has become intertwined into the stories of so many people, who are blessed because of her courage. Her story continues to influence the stories of people near and far. My story has been influenced by her story. The Sisters of Providence have become a special part of my story. I don’t know what the next chapter will be, as this story plays itself out, but I do know that I am looking forward to the adventure. My story has become a part of the stories of so many others who have felt the call of Providence on their lives. I am excited to see what the next chapter of my story will be.


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