New York, NY
I received six marriage proposals before Jesus proposed
Favorite Scripture Passage
"I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing."
What I'd like to say to others considering religious vocation
Only God can fill your heart and answer your longings completely.
My Vocation Story
I always find it interesting that people think that when someone gives their life to God is it because they had nothing better to do with it. Well, that was not my case.
I remember stopping one day when I was in college and asking myself – why am I not happy and fulfilled? And the answer I came up with at that time was that I needed to find a great job with power, make a lot of money, find love – a great husband and a family. So, I set out to do that.
I got a job right out of college to work oversees with a multinational bank and traveled the world, made a lot of money – my first apartment was a penthouse apartment! I was invited to be a model both runway and for a newspaper and received marriage proposal after marriage proposal (6 in all and one with a diamond ring) but my heart still felt empty.
That was until I started to seek God. I remember wanting to learn how to pray, to learn more about my faith – and as I took baby steps in this direction joy began to fill my heart.
As I drew closer to God, I began to feel him tugging on my heart. He wanted more. He wanted my exclusive love. I felt him call and at first I thought I had to be a nun but God made it clear that that was not the direction he wanted of me. I was confused until I met some lay consecrated women and realized there were other paths in the Church. When I saw clearly that he wanted me to be his I followed, at first to discern to see if this was it. As I took each new step I felt more and more joy – this is what I was created for – to be totally his!
I have never regretted my decision to follow him completely. He has called me to be his in the world, to help others to grow in their faith in the world.
Totus Tuus Community is where he has me. I am totally his living out the mission he created me for. Leading other men and women to know God better and love him more.