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Podcast: Sister Patti Cielinski's Vocation Sister Story

The Feast of the Presentation (also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world) is also World Day for Consecrated Life. Those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples and we honor the gift of consecrated persons for the entire Church on this day. We will Celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, 2019. (

Before she entered the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago at the age of 30, Sister Patti Cielinski, OSB, was interviewed in 1981 on the television show: Gamut. Sister Patti shares her Sister Story of her call to enter the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago following a successful career as a businesswoman. Her journey of discovery for Community and Benedictine Spirituality sustains her vocation as a Benedictine Sister. Listen to the full audio interview below.

Read more Sister Stories and discover why these Benedictine Sisters of Chicago decided to answer God's call.

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