In our continuing series of Vocation Stories, short videos about the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, Sister Pauline Dalpe tells us why she became a nun and why she is proud to be an Ursuline Sister of Youngstown.
Sister Pauline Dalpe, an Ursuline Sister of Youngstown, shares her experience in this installment of Vocation Stories.
Sister Pauline Dalpe:
Joining the Ursuline Sisters, here in Youngstown, wow! the opportunities I’ve had. I became a teacher. After that, I was asked if I would do religious education. I was asked if I would work with retreats. They [The Diocese of Youngstown] needed a woman to work at the marriage tribunal, so I said, “Sure!” And when I went back to school, I went for my counseling degree.
So to anyone who’s thinking about a religious vocation, or searching as to, “What do I want to do that’s going to be important to me for my whole life?” – I think religious life does that for you. We have a reason to get up every morning because there are a lot of people to meet during the day. We can sit and hear each other’s story and really be of support to each other. I think that’s the meaning of life. I think that’s where God wants all of us to be.
I’m Sister Pauline Dalpe, and I’m proud to be an Ursuline.