Sister Phyllis Schenk, OP

Sister Phyllis Schenk, OP

Profession: June 19, 1968

Current Ministry: Pastoral associate, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Carterville, Ill.

Birthplace: Quincy, Ill.

Home parish: St. Brigid, Liberty, Ill.

Previous ministries: Elementary Education St. James, Sauk Village, Ill; St. Thomas, Newton, Ill; Ss. Peter and Paul, Cary, Ill.; Sacred Heart, Pana, Ill.; Little Flower, Springfield, Ill.; Religious Education St. Thomas, Newton, Ill. Pastoral administration St. Mary, Sainte Marie, Ill.; Forty Martyrs, Tuscola, Ill.; St. Mary, Toledo, Ohio; Resurrection Parish, Illiopolis, Ill. Leadership Dominican Sisters, Springfield, Ill.

Musings: My call has been a mystery to me. It seems I’ve always wanted to be part of religious life and wanted to serve, and walk in faith through life with more than just one person. The religious life has met those desires in me. I’d tell young people, if you feel that tug, if it keeps reoccurring, give it a chance. It’s been the right answer for me.

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