Liliana Gomez is just the kind of person the organizers of the National Catholic Sisters Week conference on discernment hoped to attract: passionate about her faith and social justice, and open to the idea of religious life as a future path.

The first-year student at St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minnesota, grew up with two younger sisters in a Catholic family in suburban Minneapolis. She describes herself as “super passionate” about her faith and about issues such as immigration and immigrants’ rights. She intends to major in elementary education, volunteers with at-risk children and serves on her college’s peace and justice committee. (read article)