Where do Sisters Come From?
Where do Sisters Come From?
December 21st, 2010 by vocations

In follow-up to her last book, ‘Where do Priests Come From?’, (Which I reviewed here) Elizabeth Ficocelli and Bezalel Books releases the second book of a planned series of three: ‘Where do Sisters Come From?

This edition cotinues the clear writing, with very nice illustrations that makes a call to religious life seem as normal and part of life as any call.  She explains the difference between a ‘nun’ and a ‘sister,’ including a helpful glossary in the back to help young readers understand the terms used throughout the short book.  The difficulty in writing a book about women’s religious life is the myriad of options and possibilities that are out there.  How does one compare an active community like the Religious Sisters of Mercy, who live in smaller communities and work with the poor, to Cloistered Dominicans, who never leave the monastery?  Ms. Ficocelli weaves the common elements of every call to religious life together, while hinting at the differences and the unique elements of the particular call.

This book fits nicely into a good discernment tool for the youngest readers, helping to plant within them the potential for a call to religious life, a needed resource for anyone who works with pre-K, Kindergarten, and primary grades.

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