Sr. Janet Nall, SHSp

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I was born a seeker and a searcher…

When I was growing up there was a song called “Looking for love in all the wrong places” which seems to sum up my young adult years.  I was born a seeker and a searcher, so looking for love and happiness was who I was.

When I was 32 years old and recovering from a failed marriage and a painful divorce, I received an invitation to attend a retreat with the Sisters of the Holy Spirit with whom I had been an aspirant many years earlier.  That retreat clarified my search for love as the search for the Divine within.

I entered the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate in August 1983 at age 34 and my life started anew.  As a registered nurse working in Hospice I had many opportunities to manifest God’s love and compassion to hurting people and their families.

Another call to work with the poorest of the poor led me to the Western Province of Zambia where I worked, for eleven years, with HIV/AIDS patients and with malnourished babies.

I left Zambia in 2006 to care for my mother who had Alzheimer’s and I am currently ministering to our Sisters at the Motherhouse.

My heart is full of gratitude to God for having called me to this way of life and for all the love generously showered on me by all the people who have touched my life.

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