Article by Phoenix writer Michelle Paszek ’24:
Photography by Maeve Duggan ’22
Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, visiting Kellenberg Memorial on Monday, spoke during lunch periods and after school about her vocation with students and answered any questions they had about the Marianist Community.
“I always enjoy my time at Kellenberg,” Sister Nicole started. “I was supposed to visit in March 2020, but it was the week everything shut down. It took 18 months, but I was finally able to return!”
While sponsored by the Adele Club, Sr. Nicole’s talks were open to all students and took place in the ARK.
The Adele Club is a girls vocational club that centers around vocational awareness. They meet twice a month on Wednesdays at 5 PM (one of which before XLT) and do many activities such as having a guest speaker, spending time in prayer, doing craft projects, and participating in service events.
Many members of the Adele Club participated in the Q/A, including junior Olivia Carmody, who shared, “I thought it was so interesting how an ordinary teen who wasn’t perfect went on to figure out how God was using her in her life.”
“I joined Adele Club because it is a great place to gather with girls of the same interest,” Carmody said. “We learn about our vocation, Blessed Adele, and receive guidance for when we leave Kellenberg.”
The Adele Club is moderated by Mrs. Harnisch and is open to all high school girls. Signups will take place September 22nd in the library for those interested in joining.
“I have had the pleasure of visiting with Kellenberg students several times in the past.” Sister Nicole said, “It was a joy to be back and I look forward to visiting again in the future.”
Sr. Nicole is a part of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (also known as the Marianist Sisters) in Dayton, Ohio and also serves as the Vocations Director, the Director of the Pre-Novitiate Program, as part of the Provincial Leadership team, as a part-time campus minister to the Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, and contributes to the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report.
If anyone would like to reach out to Sr. Nicole or is considering a vocational life, Sr. Nicole encourages reaching out to her via email: email@example.com.