Description: Sister Josephine Garrett tells how an black Baptist bank executive discerned that God was calling her to become a Catholic nun. Sr. Josephine shares her gratitude for the Eucharist (the “ultimate slow game” as she calls it) and the fears and doubts that were part of her own discernment. For more information and to listen to the talk visit: https://osvtalks.com/garrett.
Guest: Sr. Josephine Garrett
Sister Josephine is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. She moved to Dallas in 1999 to begin studies at the University of Dallas where she completed a BA in Political Philosophy with a Business Concentration. Sister subsequently entered the banking industry, serving for 10 years as a Vice President in the Home Loans division of Bank of America in the roles of Operations Manager of a staff of 200 and later as a Project Manager. Sister was raised Baptist and entered the Catholic Church in 2005. Later, in November of 2011, she began her formation to be a religious Sister. In November of 2020 Sister Josephine professed her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
She is a licensed counselor. serving as the school counselor for the cathedral grade school in Tyler, TX, and also in private practice. Sister has also served in vocations ministry and as a national speaker for youth and young adults, speaking to groups of up to 25,000.