Today, Sunday October 14, Kathleen Gilbert our beloved former US Bureau Chief and intrepid reporter enters the Carmelite convent in Buffalo NY.  It is a time mixed with joy, pride, and hope, but also with sadness and hardship.  The sadness and hardship are easily understood on the physical realm: a great reporter with the skill to undertake the most sensitive subjects with care and discernment will no longer be investigating and writing for us.  However, after extracting many many promises of continued prayers Kathleen, I can safely say, will remain on the LifeSiteNews team. 


There was a very nice write-up of Kathleen’s journey from LifeSiteNews reporter to nun over at Catholic News Agency.

I would urge you to check it out…..

Here are a few highlights:

Pro-life news career helps journalist discover religious vocation

On Oct. 14, Kathleen Gilbert, former LifeSiteNews U.S. Bureau Chief, will begin her first year as a postulant for the Discalced Carmelites in Buffalo, N.Y.

Gilbert wanted to study exorcism and demonology, but eventually became a journalist, giving up her post-graduate studies in theology to write full time for, a non-profit online news site dedicated to covering stories from the culture, life and family spheres.

But that shift in plans was possible only because of the spiritual nature of her work, which was “enough to satisfy my desire to do good and, especially, fight evil,” she said.

“It was an absolutely spiritual workplace. Our daily bread is prayer,” she said. “Being able to bring such single-mindedness towards God into one’s daily work routine is a real privilege.”

Do read the rest of the story here.

Farewell Kathleen, we’ll be counting on your prayers always.