Sr. Patricia Erickson professing first vows in Hudson Carmelite monestary

“Do nuns really go to the bathroom?” Sr. Patricia Erickson wondered in her Catholic school-going days. “They’re just hands, feet and face.”

Now preparing to take her first vows in the cloistered Carmelites of the Ancient Observance order, Sr. Trish, 54, can see past “the mystique of nuns.”

“None of us are perfect,” she said. “I can’t speak for the rest of them, but I’m not perfect.”

A native of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Sr. Trish knew decades ago she was being called to the religious life, but life got in the way. She dated in high school and college, studied psychology and fine arts and grew dependent on alcohol in her twenties.
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