Chino Hills woman a success story of efforts to promote vocation
From the Press-Enterprise
By SEAN NEALON
Michelle Medina is going against the trend.
At a time when the number of nuns has dropped sharply, the 25-year-old Chino Hills resident is preparing to join the Sisters of Life in the Bronx, N.Y., in September.
Medina is a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Chino Hills, which San Bernardino diocesan officials say is an example of a church that successfully promotes becoming a nun or priest.
Medina is one of seven or eight people from the church in the process of becoming nuns or priests, said Sister Sarah Shrewsbury, who as vocation director of the San Bernardino Diocese steers men and women into religious life. She credited the church's vocation committee and youth ministry.
Medina's father taught her to pray and instilled a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She attended Catholic schools. She served as a leader at Catholic retreats and summer camps.
In high school, she started feeling God calling her but couldn't pinpoint what she should do.
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