What attracted me to a life as a Missionary Sister: My desire to serve the poor in foreign lands.
Experience that convinced me that religious life was the right path for me: By serving the poor, I learned that only God matters and by giving myself to them, I received much more.
Favorite prayer or scriptural quote: Genesis 12: 1-9 The Call of Abraham; Mark 10: 27 All things are possible with God; Psalms 62: My soul rests in God alone.
Favorite way to pray: Personal prayer, but [I also] like to pray in community, especially the Office and Mass. Luke 5: 15-16 Jesus would often slip away to pray.
Blessings and challenges of community life: I like to live in peace with everyone, but if there are conflicts among members of the community this makes me sad.
What I love most about being an MSC: The missionary spirit of Mother Cabrini – love of God and to bring the Love of the Sacred heart to all people we nee4t, especially, with our good example.
Best loved ministry: Healthcare because I met people in need, of all walks of life, rich and poor alike; Muslims, and Jews; Christians of all denominations.
What I do for enjoyment: I like to travel. I love and contemplate nature, cultures and costumes. When I see the beauty of nature, I see God.
People might be surprised to know that I… am still in good health and in good spirits, willing to continue to work for the good of others.
My advice for those who are in discernment: Don’t forget that God is the center of your life and he alone [is the one] you want to serve. If you come to the convent because of someone else, your vocation will not last.
Favorite resources that I would recommend for those in discernment: Pray a lot, asking God to enlighten you to make the best decision to serve Him. Take your time and visit the sisters to get an idea if this is [the life] to which God is calling you.