2018 grant recipient candidates to religious life
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA
Dr. Elizabeth McGill
My vocation story
As an undergraduate at Marywood I noticed an IHM Sister in a small group of individuals conversing. I really could not believe she was a nun. She broke ideas I previous constructed about nuns. She seemed so relatable, joyful, and relaxed- the beauty of this IHM Sister flowed from her interactions with others in the group. This observation was monumental.
What I love
about the Catholic Church
First, the social teachings provide a way to connect this day with the way that Jesus lived out his life. Second the tools to examine one's self and do the work to live a life like Jesus. I love that there is a vocation to service through religious life.
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sisters of Bon Secours
How my education will help me
in my ministry
Both my bachelors and masters degrees assist me in my current ministry as a family advocate in an early head start program operated by Bon Secours Community Works. It is my hope to use my education in the future to create other programs within our heath system to empower families to succeed in their environment.
Favorite Scripture passage
Matthew 6:22-23, especially the Message translation. “Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!”
Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester