Sr. Sharon Cahill wears a few hats in her ministry at Villa Maria: as liturgist for Magnificat Chapel and as part of the HM Membership Team in the Vocation & Formation office.
As liturgist, Sr. Sharon plans the daily and weekly Masses celebrated in Magnificat Chapel and special celebrations such as Jubilee; she also helps plan prayer services for community events.
“I was always involved in liturgy, even before I entered the community,” Sr. Sharon said. “I played guitar at St. Brenden’s in Youngstown, my home parish, and sang with the choir there. I’ve always loved music.”
Sr. Sharon became a teacher after she entered the community, but music always stayed with her no matter what she did. When the time came to earn her Master’s degree and perhaps become a principal, she took some time for discernment and decided that her path lay in music instead.
“Liturgy is about bringing joy and allowing people to have that experience of God,” she said. “I want what I do to help bring people closer to God and open their hearts to hear God’s voice within them. It’s all about bringing an atmosphere of worship and reverence and togetherness.”
Sr. Sharon also serves as one half of the HM Membership Team, where she works with women in formation in the HM Community, attends vocation fairs, and fields requests for information about the HMs from women interested in religious life.
“Sometimes you just have to ask-have you thought about religious life? You really have to listen for God, that little nudge saying ‘hey, consider it.’ It never hurts to consider,” Sr. Sharon said. “It’s a lot of conversations because you can’t rush that. Considering is just opening yourself to what does this mean and how would this affect who I am and what I do, and then you go from there. But you have to consider first.”
Is God calling you to religious life? Visit www.humilityofmary.org/join-us/becoming-a-sister to learn more about the process or to get in touch with Sr. Sharon or Sr. Mary. Visit www.humilityofmary.org/join-us/my-story to read some of our sisters’ stories on how they heard that nudge to religious life. #NCSW2019 #sistersofhm #villamariapa