Sister Meg Earsley takes next step in religious life
Recently, Sister Meg Earsley was welcomed into the novitiate, the second step in the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration process to become a Catholic sister.
For the last year, Sister Meg lived as an FSPA associate in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and ministered at St. Rose Convent in the liturgy office. She now resides in Chicago as she enters more fully into the FSPA novitiate program.
Sister Meg, who spent her youth in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where she attended St. Jerome Catholic Church, joined FSPA in 2018. This phase in her religious life journey—the novitiate—will be a time spent learning more about the Church, the FSPA constitution, vows and integrating Franciscan values.
Sister Corrina Thomas, co-minister of incorporation who oversees the FSPA novitiate in Chicago, says about the novitiate, “It’s an intense discernment time: Sister Meg discerning FSPA and FSPA discerning Sister Meg. We are deeply grateful for the blessing she is to us and to FSPA leadership and the community who are supporting and praying her into this new and exciting journey.”
Watch Sister Meg's ceremony
Prior to joining FSPA, Sister Meg earned a diploma in interior design from the Waukesha Area Technical College, Pewaukee, Wisconsin. She later developed a passion for information technology and served as a software director of training and support and as director of engagement services at Pethealth Inc., a company focused on assisting animal welfare organizations with their software needs. She spent the last decade of her life in Fairfield, Iowa, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. There, she enjoyed participating in the community as part of the music ministry and faith formation programs.