Sister Meg Earsley: a 'Follower of St. Francis'
Sister Meg Earsley is among “Followers of St. Francis,” highlighted recently in the so-titled regular feature of Franciscan Media’s publication.
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The article finds her at Franciscan Mission Service’s house of hospitality and training center, Casa San Salvador, in Washington, D.C., “filling the room with a joy that radiates wherever she goes.” There she is among 13 people committed to living simply in community “while serving individuals experiencing economic poverty and marginalization through the ministry of presence, whether locally or overseas.”
Sister Meg is now in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where she is attending language school and serving with the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis. In the article, she shares how St. Francis inspired her discernment of religious life. “’He was simple and took the Gospel’s teachings literally, never diluting the message of God and Neighbors,’ she says. ‘It is this simple expression I long to imitate in my life.’”
Learn more about Sister Meg (she had a career in the software industry and has an affinity for cleaning!) at franciscanmedia.org. You can also follow Sister Meg's Bolivian journey in her blog "Wonderings and Wonderings" at fspa.org.