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SISTER LIZ MCGILL, I.H.M.
Best ministryexperience to date?
One of my favorite experienceshas been in the aquatic therapypool at Saint Joseph’s Centerin Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The pool is heated to bodytemperature, and many of theresidents with physical andintellectual challenges havethe opportunity to spend timestretching and moving in thewater. Each week l assist a SaintJoe’s resident in the pool.
Who is your favoritesaint?
Over the past year my interestin Saint Joseph has grown.Currently, he is my favorite saint.
What’s a fun factabout you?
I will almost never pass upchocolate peanut butter frozenyogurt.
Tell us abouta significant serviceexperience you’ve had.
For a month I assisted oursisters in Peru, providing athleticactivities for children. Besidesthe obvious joys of beingsurrounded by adorable childreneach week, my experienceresonates much deeper. Thesisters are beautiful witnesses toliving in a supportive, life-giving,and loving community.
What gives you hopeabout religious life?
Religious life is ever evolving andbursting at the seams with life.
I am excited to be part of thepresent and am hopeful for thefuture.
Sometimes a chance meeting makes a lifelong difference.
As a college student Sister Liz McGill, I.H.M. heard a sistergive a talk. “I really could not believe she was a nun,” shetold The Wood Word. McGill’s notion of who nuns are gotblown up at that talk, leading her to take more seriouslysome inner nudges she had already experienced. Today,after earning her doctorate and serving as an assistantprofessor of family medicine, McGill has stepped back fromteaching and coaching women’s soccer to immerse herselfin becoming an I.H.M. sister.
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