Sister Joye, a native of Memphis, TN, began her Mission as a teacher at the St. Rose School in Springfield, KY. She moved on to Louisville and then taught in a number of Chicago-area schools in subsequent years. She also served as a religious educator and a grief counselor.
She began her work in vocations in 1980 at St. Michael Parish in Orland Park, IL. “I have always enjoyed ministries that deal with adult formation and spirituality,” she says.
Sister Joye is able to take advantage of this love of vocation in her current role as the Co-Director of the Collaborative Dominican Novitiates (CDN) in St. Louis. The CDN is a joint effort by the women in the Dominican Order in the USA to women in the early stages of their entry into religious life an experience of the larger Dominican Family.
“This sacred ministry allows me to accompany younger women in the discernment of the call to religious life – and the opportunity to companion them on their journey inspires and renews my own vocation,” Sister Joye concludes.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace currently have 2 Sisters in the CDN.