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Religious life calls Air Force vet who once produced nuclear weapons

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Salesian Sr. Jennifer Kane is a living conversion story, who has gone, she said, from "bombs to Bibles."

A 16-year military veteran who at one time was a missile systems engineer working on intercontinental nuclear weapons, Kane is preparing to make her first profession of vows with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in August.

How does someone make the conversion?

"By the grace of God, that's the only thing I can tell you," Kane told the Catholic Courier, newspaper of the diocese of Rochester. She said her vocational path "is long and it is crazy."

Global sisters explore models of effective leadership

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Mercy Sister Mary Patricia Garvin opened day three of a global gathering of women religious leaders here exploring the gathering’s theme of effective service leadership.

In a talk entitled “Graced Companionship: A Metaphor for Religious Leadership Today,” Garvin used Jesus at the primary model for leadership. She called him a graced companion “par excellance!”

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