Elizabeth Osta was born in Buffalo, New York, raised in Syracuse and graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester. She was a nun with the Sisters of Saint Joseph for 9 years spanning the 1960s to the 1970s. She and her husband Dave Van Arsdale live on the Erie Canal in Fairport, New York.
Journey back to the 1960s and 1970s with author Elizabeth Osta as she recalls in clear detail a lived experiment in activism, spirituality, education, Catholicism, the meaning of vows, and the dreams and sometimes harsh realities of following a calling. Elizabeth Osta came of age as a nun, teacher, and activist with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester, New York during Vatican II's aggiornamento, or the bringing up to date of the Catholic Church. But would Catholicism's new open-minded perspectives be enough to satisfy her intuition that something else, just as sacred, might be waiting for her outside the convent walls?