Jenica Thornby met the Emmanuel Community about nine years ago in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She participated in a household for a time and then decided to attend the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome from 2009-2010. She decided to pursue a religious vocation after the ESM and entered the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in Texas in the fall of 2010.
Eight years later, on August 4, 2018, Jenica, now Sr. Mary Gianna, professed her final vows. You can read her story or watch her video here: https://redeemedonline.com/none-nun-columbine-christ/.