We Do Exist

A young nun friend recently posted on Facebook that she was getting discouraged by some of the nun-related news chatter these days.  Especially discouraging were the comments and presumptions that younger women are only entering more traditional religious communities.  As it happens, women are joining religious life in its variety of forms these days.  Yes, some are drawn to a more traditional habit and structured prayer/community life. But others of us are drawn to the life of love and service that has taken shape in the 50 years since Vatican II.  I know, because I am one of these Sisters.  And thankfully, I know many more women like myself who have entered religious communities like mine.

So, in a moment of Sunday morning creativity, I created a 2 minute cartoon to tell our story.  Enjoy!  And please pray for vocations to all communities of women religious.  There is so much work to be done in service of the Gospel.

GoAnimate.com: We+Do+Exist+...+younger+Catholic+Sisters by SusanFrancois, CSJP

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


Susan Rose Francois, CSJP said...

For the record ... most of us have arms and legs in real life. We also wear clothing that is the right size and generally not too revealing. I created the first character ... the other two were pre programmed in the free program.

Eilis said...

YEA! The lack of legs made me laugh. :) Thanks for posting this!

Eilis said...

PS. Thanks for sharing your journey through your blog. I've been following it for a while now.

Susan Rose Francois, CSJP said...


You are very welcome! Glad you found the lack of legs funny, and that you've found my musings interesting.

Sister Susan