Meet Sister Amber Czeiszperger, a postulant with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor.
18-year-old Sister Sophia grew up in the parish of Sacred Heart in Hudson. She is a recent graduate of Hudson High School where she was valedictorian of her class with a 4.09 GPA; president of her senior year; part of Hudson’s Chapter of the National Honor Society; a member of the marching band; and an accomplished athlete and thespian.
Amber joined the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Today, she explains her vocation story, her story of sisterhood:
“The seed of a religious vocation has always been planted in my soul. As I have grown, I have gradually discovered (and continue to discover) what that means. At the beginning of high school, I let religious life “sit on the back burner” because of all the career options that I saw before me.”
“Then the summer before my junior year I attended a retreat that refocused my search for God’s Will in my life. I began to talk to Father Todd Koenigsknecht, my parish priest, about my possible vocation. He suggested that I attend an upcoming vocational discernment retreat with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. It was one of the most peaceful and clarifying experiences I ever had and I was blessed to talk to Sister Joseph Andrew! After this retreat, I gradually discerned that God made me to be a Dominican.”
“I love to study, to be a part of a close-knit community, to be devoted to our Mother Mary and to adore the Blessed Sacrament. As I continued to pray about it, I realized that I found that ‘at home feeling’ that so many Sisters describe, with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. I cannot wait for the adventure that God has planned for me with them!”
Please do keep Sister Amber in your prayers.
Saint Dominic, pray for her.
Mary Magdalene, pray for her.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for her.
* Do you feel that God may be calling you to Consecrated Life? Contact Dawn Hausmann, Director of Consecrated Vocations for the Diocese of Lansing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-342-2506.