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Profile of Olympic skater who became nun

Catholic World News - May 03, 2012

Vatican Radio has conducted an interview with Sister Catherine Holum, CFR, a former Olympic athlete who entered the religious life after participating in World Youth Day in Toronto.

Competing at age 17 in the 1998 Winter Olympics, the future nun finished in sixth place in 3,000-meter women’s speedskating competition.

“Sports have so much to teach us about the faith, and I’ve learned some great life lessons: discipline, hard work, sacrifice, setting goals for yourself, working as a team,” she said. “My heart is fulfilled completely in this vocation … nothing is wasted from our past life.”

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