Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity bestowed the Insignia of the Postulancy on Catherine (Katie) Logan December 10, 2021. Recently, discerning women from Michigan, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Colorado have been called to our Franciscan Charism: Katie from Colorado offers a few reflections upon becoming a Postulant in our community of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Hello Everyone! My name is Katie Logan and I am the new Postulant from Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was wonderful to finally step through the doors of Holy Family Convent since my acceptance to the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. As we read in Matthew 19 – “…with God all things are possible.”
I wanted to take an opportunity to share a little glimpse into my background. I grew up in a Presbyterian family, the youngest of three, in south Jersey. My parents owned a photography store which is where I believe taking photos was ingrained into me and has stayed a part of my life. If I was not in the store then I was off playing sports or just enjoyed being outdoors. I am a sports enthusiast and I am always looking for some friendly competition and fun. I am looking forward to the possibility of putting on my ice hockey skates for some pond hockey this winter. I am a fan of three sports teams: Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Tigers, and if I had to choose football…not green but blue and not pro but college, the Air Force Academy Falcons. As for my family, my mother lives near Cleveland, Ohio as well as my older brother and his family. My father and his wife live in Bountiful, Utah and my older Sister and her family live in Parker, Colorado. We also have lots of extended family spread across the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. and abroad (Air Force).
As for schooling, I went to Neumann College for my undergraduate degree in Aston, Pennsylvania. I actually went to Neumann to play ice hockey and God had additional plans which included finding my way back to Him and my conversion to Catholicism through the Franciscan tradition—an interesting story of how each one of us can impact the life of another and how sometimes we cannot see or understand the plans that God has for us. I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts with Minors in: Communication Arts, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Youth Ministry. I then served two years in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Detroit, Michigan. During that time I lived in a co-ed community of eight and then five. I worked as a University Minister at Detroit Mercy and helped at my parish St. Al’s downtown with their homeless outreach center. After JVC I attended Fordham University in the Bronx and graduated with a Masters in Pastoral Care and Counseling.
I felt truly humbled these past two years to be a recipient of such immense generosity in financial support and prayers for those willing to join me on this entrance mission. So many allowed God to work through their hearts and made it possible for me to follow this vocational call to enter the convent and begin this discernment journey with this Franciscan community. I am coming from a wonderful parish, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, which has been a loving home to me over the past years. God truly worked through the hearts, words, and actions of so many in the parish and in family, friends, priests, consecrated women, and seminarians. This was an unexpected call but I can see how God was patient and waited until I had the guidance of those He chose and ability to be open and willing to listen and trust. Pope Benedict XVI said “The love of God sometimes follows paths one could never have imagined, but it always reaches those who are willing to be found.” And now my family is growing larger as I accept the divine invitation and begin this journey as a Postulant in my new home. Thank you for the support and kindness I have received during my discernment and since I have walked through the doors of this community. The joy of Christ is truly present with the FSCC Sisters, the Franciscan Friars, and the staff. Please continue to pray for me, all Sisters in formation, and for future vocations. Pax et Bonum!
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