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.

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You cannot give what you do not have

Horizons - Sometimes my own need for healing is all I can see of myself. What happens when we don't pay attention to our giftedness, when we downplay what is good about who we are?

If you want peace, let go of control

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.

Advent in an unprecedented year

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.

Chaos or community? The choice is ours

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.