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The Ultimate Goal: Why I Left Pro Soccer to Answer God’s Call

Sr. Raffaella Cavallin A.V.I.

Sister Raffaella Cavallin, a consecrated lay-person with the Apostles of the Interior Life, shares her inspiring spiritual journey. At the height of her professional soccer career, while attending a parish mission, she discovered that the ultimate goal in life is to become a saint. Sister Raffaella’s story illustrates how holiness and happiness go hand in hand, and that through prayer, the Sacraments, and spiritual direction, we can live a Christ centered life and become the person God wants us to be.


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A fascinating personal story. It opened my eyes to another way of thinking about vocations. Julie - Bluffton, SC
Sister Raffaella’s message helped me understand the importance of recognizing God’s call in my own life. Ken - Corydon, IN
My family, children, grandchildren are all soccer players. Sr Raffaella was fabulous. Her spirituality reminded me of Susan Conroy, a Mother Teresa protege, who came to speak in our Diocese, our Church, and accompanied me to the County Jail. Susan spoke on vocations at several of the High Schools. I would love to get Sr Raffaella to visit here!!! She kept me fully engaged the whole time. liked the bonus feature from Fr Masters also. charles - Cincinnati, OH
Discernment is difficult. It really helps to hear other people's life story and how they discerned their vocation. Lynn - Austin, TX
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Sister clarified for me what it meant to be holy and I liked her thoughts with regards to motherhood. I was able to see the role of a mother from a different perspective. Clare - Crystal Lake, IL