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Finding my vocation in a long line of religious

In my sophomore year I had what for me was a strange experience. I went in to St. Ann’s Church for a visit after school. As I knelt there, I prayed God would somehow tell me if I had a religious vocation. I cannot explain the sensation I had, but my whole body was engulfed with God’s love.


Sister Kathleen Dede has been a Sister of Providence since 1954. A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, she has degrees in education, social work and theology. She has ministered as a teacher and principal across the United States.