Story of Mother’s Mission
Books with a Purpose
Mother Clare has long felt the Holy Spirit prompting her to a special mission: to let the world know that religious life is alive and well!
This “call within a call” began years ago—but gained new urgency when Mother Clare met a young woman named Kaylin with a remarkable story.
As a teen, Kaylin had begun sensing God had a special call for her. After entering a well-known Catholic university, she frequently prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, feeling deep within her heart that Jesus was calling her to be a religious sister.
Perplexed, she responded quite sincerely, “Lord, how can you be calling me to something that doesn’t exist anymore?”
This well-educated, “good Catholic girl,” attending a famous Catholic institution, sincerely thought that religious life belonged to a bygone era, and if it was not entirely extinct, was getting close to it!
Happily, Kaylin spoke to a good priest who steered her to a good religious community, where today she is thriving in her vocation.
Mother Clare was struck by this young lady’s story. As she put it: “It absolutely lit a fire within me! If ‘good Catholic girls’ are growing up thinking religious life is only from a history book, we’ve got to put this light on a hill!”
Little Convent in the Big City is part of this mission. The new series introduces both girls and boys to the joy of religious life–in a down-to-earth way that both makes sisters real and illuminates the beauty of their vocation.