Vocation stories: Sr.
of origin: India
attribute my call to Mary because as a little child, when I saw the
nuns, I was so much taken up that I had a great desire to be a nun, and
to do as the missionaries would to as they helped and served others. I
am the eldest of five children and grew up in a good Catholic family. As
a young girl with some of my friends I loved to help in the parish. I
was also in the Legion of Mary even from a very young age and the
devotion to Mary was strong in me. One day after attending the Eucharist
accompanied by my mother, I too wrote a petition to our Lady saying that
I wanted to become a nun and asked Mary to help me. And so I felt the
call of God, it was somewhat like St. Matthew and I answered the call.
I did not
know the Sister Disciples, I just met a sister, spoke to her and decided
there and then and within two days I joined. My parents hesitated, but
at the same time said that if it is was God’s will that they would let
me go. That was many years ago and I am still here. What gives me life
in my mission is the love for Jesus in the Eucharist and for Mary. There
are hard times in every person’s life, but I found strength and help
from God and overcame the difficulties by God’s grace.
I am happy in my vocation as a Sister Disciple of the Divine Master and
as a missionary. I was in Rome for my formation, then I spent over
twenty years in Africa and now it’s my 12th year in Ireland.
I thank Jesus Master for the gift of my vocation and mission and as a
missionary to spend my life for God’s people for all of us are brothers
The words from Psalm 22 are words which I love and guide me on my
“ The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall
Glossary of words you might come
across whilst reading the vocation testimonies