December 15, 2022
Kerry Knight of Cincinnati, Ohio, began pre-entrance with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati on Monday, Dec. 12 during a simple prayer service at Visitation House. Kerry is a surgical nurse at Children’s Hospital and co-founder of David’s Place, a shelter for LGBTQ+ youth. She is studying to become a nurse practitioner, and she regularly attends St. Francis Xavier Parish.
According to the Constitutions, pre-entrance is a six-month to one-year period of preparation during which a person and the congregation get to know one another and mutually discern readiness for affiliation. A pre-entrant meets monthly with the vocation director, regularly attends spiritual direction, occasionally spends time with a designated contact Sister, and attends appropriate congregational gatherings. Toward the end of pre-entrance, the pre-entrant and vocation director engage in a process to evaluate readiness for affiliation.
Save the Date
On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, we will offer two presentations about vocation ministry – one at 3:15 p.m. in Cedars, and a second at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Come to learn more about our congregational vocation ministry, ask questions, and pray together for the present and future of consecrated life.