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  • U.S. speedskater took leap of faith (quit to become Franciscan Sister)

    02/15/2010 4:56:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies · 624+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/14/2010 | Martin Rogers
    Twelve years ago at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, a 17-year-old speedskating prodigy named Kirstin Holum was tapped for future greatness. (snip) The peaceful surrounds of the convent is where Holum, now known as Sister Catherine, devotes her life to religious service as a Franciscan nun. That calling had begun on a trip to Our Lady of Fatima, a holy site in Portugal famed for a series of religious visions that appeared nearly a century ago. It was outside the Fatima basilica where Holum decided that a path of religious dedication, not frozen skating lanes, would be her destiny. (snip)...