Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J.

Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J.

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Sister Marie Mackey's community is the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York, a Diocesan religious community serving primarily the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Diocese, as well as Puerto Rico. Her roles include being co-coordinator of NRVC's Hudson Valley member area. She has also been active in the Vocation Ambassador Program sponsored by NRVC the past two summers. In addition, she is a young adult minister.

How long have you been in vocation ministry?

I have been a Congregational Vocation Director for two years, although I have been involved on a vocation committee for about 10 years.

Has it helped you to belong to NRVC?

NRVC is a blessing to me. I have met so many vocation directors and learned so much about vocation ministry from being active in the various member areas. The support and professional development that NRVC provides is outstanding!

What are some things you've learned from this ministry?

I have learned about the importance of presence. Being available to others to listen and journey with them is a unique and profound experience.

Any words of wisdom for others who do this work?

Be patient. God is doing something new in you and in religious life.

Your biggest challenge?

At times it can be isolating and overwhelming, especially if you are a one-person vocation office. Determining where to place your energy takes time. Relationships with others are crucial.

What's most rewarding?

I find so many aspects of this ministry rewarding; however, meeting such good people who are discerning where God is moving in their lives gives me great hope for the future of religious life and for the world.



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