SisterJulia Nellett

In my 50 years as a Dominican I have passed through many seasons: those of patience, of letting go, of fullness, of new beginnings and of growth in a deeper awareness of my God. I have learned in my brokenness to reach out and to express my capacity to care for others. A sense of humor has always been essential in living life to the fullness. May we continue to grow together in our search for our completeness with God.

In September 1963, Jennie (Sister Dominica, my twin) and I left home to begin our new way of life. We went with a desire to do the will of God. It was hard to leave home, and the transition to be in a large community with many Sisters was difficult, and it was even harder to lose my sister, Sister Dominica in 2011. I have found that the Dominican Sisters were a blessing in my life in many ways; giving me a firmer prayer life, and helping me to find my best way of serving God by working in food service for 16 years. These years took me to Saint Joseph Seminary, House of Studies, and Mt. Pleasant. It was in Mt. Pleasant that I stepped into a new ministry of hair styling, which has been my ministry for the last 33 years.

For the past 11 years, I have also served the community as Car Care Coordinator. All my years have been filled with many blessings and thankfulness for the many Sisters I have lived and work with.

Thank you and many blessings. God is good.

2022 – 58 Years a Sister

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