Nicole Trahan, FMI, professed first vows as a member of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist Sisters) in June 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. Since then she has lived in Dayton, Ohio, where she professed perpetual vows in August 2013. She served as a campus minister at the University of Dayton for three years. Currently, she teaches sophomore religion at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, serves as the national director of vocations for the Marianist Sisters and is director of the pre-novitiate program for her province.
Horizons - Even celebrations last year like Easter and Christmas had elements of purification and leaning into God's mercy. A stripping away of excesses. A stripping away of control, really. And for me, a stripping away of false notions about hope.
Horizons - 2020 certainly has been a year like none other in our lifetimes. "Unprecedented" is the word that has been used countless times, so much so that I can barely stand to hear reporters say it. And yet, it is actually the perfect word.
Horizons - Reading Dr. Martin Luther King's words from 1968 is a surreal experience. In many ways, it seems like his final book was written in the summer of 2020.
Horizons - This Lent, we are stripping away so much. We are left with the presence of God in our solidarity, the coming of spring, phone calls, video chats, emails, and the care and concern we show to one another.