lawrence, kskansas university
Our community in Lawrence carries out its ministry of evangelization and spiritual direction at the Catholic Center at the University of Kansas. The first three sisters arrived in Lawrence in September 2003 where they were warmly welcomed by both staff and students alike.
As part of our evangelization efforts, we began offering the Samuel Group, a vocational discernment group for young adults that has been met throughout the years with great enthusiasm from both the participants and the vocations directors for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS. The Samuel Group program continues today and has also been made available to young adults from the surrounding areas.
Currently, there are two sisters who live in Lawrence and besides spiritual direction and organizing the Samuel Group, we do campus evangelization by approaching students individually and initiating simple conversations, that often lead them to inquire about God and the Catholic Church.
When the university is not in session, we invite students to accompany us during our parish missions, to offer an additional witness to the parish and to gain experience in evangelization. We participate in the various activities at the St. Lawrence center, so as to be present to the students not only during the formal spiritual direction sessions, but also in their everyday life .
Every other week, we also offer a gathering for young women interested in learning more about consecrated life. For a lack of a better name, and to just get a laugh out of it, we decided to call the gathering “Nuns Anonymous”!
Our contact info:
Sister Debbie Li, Sister Elena Morcelli
c/o FIAT House
1401 Engel Road
Lawrence, KS 66044