Last week new students at our college, Marygrove, in Detroit came to the Motherhouse to learn about the IHM sisters who founded their college. At least half of the students had never met a nun before. Four students sat in a group with two sisters. They had great questions and we had a lot of fun together. In a number of groups the students asked what made us enter the convent. I loved watching the students’ faces as Sister Eileen told them that she was engaged to be married at the time when she experienced her call from God during a Holy Hour. Sister said she then had to write a “Dear John” letter to her fiance who was in the service. They loved it. Sr. Annette got their attention too when she talked about her years of ministry in Africa. The students had come to learn about the IHM sisters, but since we IHMs are teachers to the core we managed to focus some time on the students’ plans for their future. A great opportunity to encourage their dreams. We can’t help ourselves!