courtesy of Barbara Lengers/Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Molly Rusciolelli has taken the first steps to becoming a nun. Her family dropped her off at a Franciscan Daughters of Mary convent in Covington, Ky., on New Year’s Eve. Already in the habit of a postulant, she is pictured with her family, from left, Peter, Nate, Molly, her father Bill and mother Debbie, Celeste (front), John Paul, Abby, William (back) and twins Noah and Bridget. Peter is a seminarian in the Diocese of Charlotte.

by Barbara Lengers/Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
A member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church has taken the first step toward becoming a nun.
Molly Rusciolelli, 22, entered the postulancy of the Franciscan Daughters of Mary on Dec. 31.
“The entire parish is overjoyed at Molly’s entrance into the convent,” said Father Jeffrey Kirby, pastor of Our Lady of Grace. “It’s such a blessing for all of us to see a young woman who is willing to take the leap and discern a religious call.