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The September/October 2019 issue of Catholic Life, the magazine of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, features a story by Kathy Flatoff on “Responding to God’s Call.”

Kathy first explored a missionary call with Maryknoll in the 1980s, after graduating from nursing school, but eventually withdrew her application.

But she recalls that “the Maryknoll mission seed had been planted. Little did I know that, 33 years later, the little seed would sprout.”

Kathy joined Maryknoll Lay Missioners in 2017 and today serves as a nurse at St. Patrick’s Dispensary, a health clinic in a poor, informal settlement in Mombasa, Kenya.

“Despite all the challenges and the things I miss,” Kathy writes, “I am unexplainably content here. I am at peace with my mission vocation that took 33 years.”

Read the full article here. 

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