Thursday, January 31, 2008

When Christ comes a callin'

Jaeger finds joy in serving others
Former tennis wunderkind now a nun practicing what she preaches
By Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post

Kelley Coco was 16 when cancer invaded her body. Frightened, and searching for something, or someone, to hold on to, she journeyed from Boston to the Silver Lining Ranch in Aspen in the summer of 2000.

That's when she met Andrea Jaeger.

Coco had no clue that Jaeger, at age 16, had been the second-ranked tennis player in the world, a pigtailed, 5-foot-5, 130-pound pixie who slammed winners from the baseline. Coco didn't know that Jaeger escaped the insular world of professional tennis at age 19, searching for something more fulfilling in her life. All Coco knew was she felt a warm glow when Jaeger flashed a smile and welcomed her with a sisterly hug.

Read it here.

At the age of 41, Andrea Jaeger became a Dominican nun in the Episcopal Church in 2006.)

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