Kirstin Holum competes in the 500m race in Nagano, Japan.
When I give my religious testimonies, it is fun to watch the reaction of the kids when I tell them I was in the Olympics, she laughed. Their eyes get really big and they start paying a lot more attention. It is a great thing to share with them and it gives me a lot of pleasure to think back and talk about it.
It is not exactly something you would normally expect from a sister. But I think it is good for people to see that members of the religious order can come from any background and any walk of life. It is all about your commitment to the message.
Same with an Olympian Franciscan Sister!