Q&A with Sr. Maria Clara Kreis, studying why sisters stay in religious life

When Sr. Maria Clara Kreis, a Divine Providence sister, entered religious life in Germany, she was curious why so many of her fellow young sisters transferred to another province or left religious life within two years.

"Why do they all leave, and why do I stay?" Kreis wondered.

"I became aware that it was a call and not just an arbitrary decision of, 'Well, today I'm here, tomorrow I'm gone,' but that there is a deeper meaning of why people are called and why they live this life, not just for themselves but for the common good of the world."

Still, she thought, there are several ways to serve the common good. Why stay in religious life?

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