By Dan Russo
CEDAR FALLS — Sister Lynn Luecke, a Cedar Falls native, has recently taken a big leap toward living out her vocation as a religious sister. Before leaving for Peru to begin three years of formation as a novice, the postulant in the Pro Ecclesia Sancta (PES) religious order visited her home parish to share her spiritual journey.
“To be called to be a religious is a true gift from the Lord,” said Sister Lynn, while addressing the congregation at St. Patrick Parish during Masses June 11-12. “It might seem like entering the convent requires a person to give up everything — your friends, your fun, your career, a family and everything that makes a person happy. But when I first met the sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta, I saw that their joy was something that could only come from loving the Lord. Two things were very clear to me: that they gave everything to the Lord and that they had something that I wanted too!