Love in Action
A Home for the Journey
Inspired by a best practice from the National Religious Vocation Conference/CARA Report and born of Mother Mary’s “yes” to God, the St. Louis Province has opened the Fiat House, a home for women on a spiritual journey of discernment searching God’s call in their life, whether that be in service, in marriage or in religious life.
“Fiat is a remarkable word to reflect upon and an even more interesting word to live out,” says Fiat Community member Deanna Molosky. “I won’t say that I had any real hard and fast expectations when joining the Fiat Community, but I will say that this life decision is an extremely unique adventure.”
Vocations directors Sisters Linda Markway and Kathy Eiler, who live in the Fiat House, support the women through their exploration of community living and of their possibilities for the future. “We hear from women with whom we communicate that they desire the time, space and support as they reflect on the direction of their life’s call,” says Sister Linda. “They are looking for a prayerful, supportive community that would make it possible for them to be more attentive to God's call.”
After numerous volunteer positions and a year of self-discernment, Fiat community member Deanna Molosky recognized that God was calling her into a life of service in nursing. She entered school at St. Louis University and entered community living at Fiat.
“Although intentional community challenges us in ways that we never would have imagined, each member of our Fiat Community lives a beautiful life of service and love.”