Monday, October 25, 2010

Called to Mission

In my many years as a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, I have ministered as a teacher, principal, and pastoral associate in parishes across the Midwest and Southern states. Recently, 2005-2009, I was a campus minister at Murray State University Newman House in Murray, KY. Although I have loved every mission I have been on, being a campus minister brought me a special joy because of the many young adults I came to know and love. These young people are prayerful, energetic, affectionate, caring and dedicated to mission.

Although I have moved on from Murray I am fortunate to be able to mentor Mary Reding, a Murray State grad and now campus minister at the Western Kentucky University Catholic Center here in Bowling Green, KY, where Sister Geri Hoye and I now reside and minister within the Diocese of Owensboro, KY. This experience is a continuation of what, for me, has been a lifelong goal of my ministry as a Dominican Sister – to enable others to carry on the mission of the Church. Because of our Baptism we are all called to mission. Sometimes we need someone to help us discern the gifts God has given us and how we can use these gifts to build God’s reign on earth. May we all do that for one another!
Peace and blessings,
Georgia Acker, OP

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