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It’s minutes before 10 a.m., and Jeff Foley pushes away the morning snow as parishioners file in for Mass at St. Augustine parish in Winnebago. Kathy Foley follows one step behind with ice melt to ensure that parishioners don’t start their worship with a fall.  For the Foleys, who call Maryland home, clearing away snow on an Indian reservation in Nebraska is just part of a life of service they sought in retirement. They came to Winnebago intending to commit to two years and ended up staying three.

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A religious vocation doesn't always come early in life. For some, it arrives after a lifetime of experience. A tragedy may lead them down a new path or for others, it's just the realization that they want to serve their faith and others. Meet three people who got their calling late. “You never know how long you are going to be here,” says Rabbi Brian Stoller, one of the three. “I had this idea of what I wanted to do in life. I decided to go for it.’’

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A religious vocation doesn't always come early in life. For some, it arrives after a lifetime of experience. A tragedy may lead them down a new path or for others, it's just the realization that they want to serve their faith and others. 

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A religious vocation doesn't always come early in life. For some, it arrives after a lifetime of experience. A tragedy may lead them down a new path or for others, it's just the realization that they want to serve their faith and others. Meet three people who got their calling late. “You never know how long you are going to be here,” says Rabbi Brian Stoller, one of the three. “I had this idea of what I wanted to do in life. I decided to go for it.’’

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