Hello! I’m Tessa Cernousek. I’m 23 years old from south-central Nebraska in the town of Holdrege. I have one younger brother who will be a senior in college in the fall. In the past several years, I had been actively discerning religious life and visiting various convents. In this search, I was directed toward Mater Redemptoris House of Formation in Wisconsin, where I lived with 7 young women for 9 months. We lived out a structured schedule of prayer, volunteer work, and personal formation. From there, I was directed to NET Ministries, in which I served for 2 years, first as part of the Cincinnati Regional Team, and then as part of the Sioux Falls Diocesan Team.
I enjoy listening to oldies music, acting on stage, and playing my flute and guitar. One of my favorite Bible verses is Matthew 14:28— “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”