A Corpus Christi nun who has written dozens of poems throughout her life is about to hear her words turned into music by a New York composer.
It was at Incarnate Word Convent off Lipes Blvd. where we met Sister Lou Ella Hickman.
“I decided this was the place that God wanted me to be,” said Hickman.
She is a member of the Sisters of Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.
The Catholic nun is not only a licensed spiritual director but is also quite the talented writer and poet.
Originally from Brownsville she began writing when she was in the 8th grade but her passion would blossom much later in life.
“However it wasn’t until after I entered the convent that I got a lot more serious about it. I was able to send poems off to various magazines and I got published,” said Hickman.
She has written dozens of poems throughout the years, many of which were about women in the bible.