Mission Integration, MSC presence, Governing Board Cabrini Health, Australia
I was blessed to have had the good fortune to attend Mother Cabrini High School In New York City. The sisters’ warmth, humor, and genuine interest in our lives as young women had a significant impact on me and gave me the courage to move forward in the process of applying to the Missionary Sisters.
For one, I very much enjoyed the process of growing in my relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship was coupled with the love and support of a few wise, holy and extraordinary MSCs who were generous in guiding me through some very difficult periods. Over time, with God’s grace I gradually knew deep within me that this was indeed the right path for my life.
“I have carried you on eagle’s wings and brought you here to myself.” Exodus 19:4
This changes over time and seasons of life but I often find that journaling is a very helpful form of prayer.
- Blessings: The blessings of community life are companionship in sharing similar values, support in living these values, assistance in difficult times, being consistently invited to be the best version of myself.
- Challenges: feeling lonely at times, having to interact with some difficult personalities, having to let go of what I want for the sake of the common good.
Knowing that I belong to an extraordinary community of women both in heaven and here on earth. Feeling loved and supported by my sisters near and far.
I loved teaching theology/spirituality to the students in New York City.
Walking, hiking in woods and mountains, crossword puzzles, reading novels and biographies.
Often used to daydream about having 12 children!
Know that any decision is part of a process and that it takes time to know deeply that “this is the right _______”
The writings of William Barry, SJ.