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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Grace will conquer hopelessness

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.

I only have a few loaves, but it is enough

Horizons - As I look at the state of our world today and I consider what's happening, I am overwhelmed by what I see. How can I possibly respond?

Nothing is too marvelous for God

Horizons - Those of us who work in vocations and formation ministry are like those who run the middle leg of a relay race. Though we may not necessarily see the outcome of our work, we do what we do for the sake of those who were before us and for the sake of those who are behind us.

Am I my brother's keeper?

Horizons - We live in a complex web of justice issues, laws and cultural influences, all of which are interconnected with institutions and structures. A change in one or two laws will not change the culture of death.