This “family” is made up not only of my own family and the Sisters with whom I committed my life to live together our faith in Jesus Christ and to transmit it, but also with the many people in different parts of the world among whom I have lived and to whom I have ministered. One thing I am certain of is that all of this would not have been possible without prayer.Since I was a child and throughout these years I have prayed in different ways.I was very involved in high school as a cheerleader, played on the basketball team and enjoyed parties and dating.Weekdays were full of school activities and the weekends with friends and social activities.Since then, my life has been full of many people and experiences that God has permitted to be a part of my life.As a young Sister, at the age of 22, I was part of an international formation community of our congregation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Cecile Faget and Oblate Clarice Peninger, under the direction of Dr. To say that I am very grateful to the SSMNs is an understatement.
I went to the diocese to get some help and direction on what needed to be done. She suggested I go and take some pastoral classes at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio and that the Sisters of St. So I did that for several summers and got a Certificate in Hispanic Pastoral Service, 1993.
During these years the Sisters were there to help me with their advice, prayers and support. Mary Merdian came to the rescue by tutoring me in algebra, and encouraged me to continue working on my education. Later I got laid off from the Diocese of Fort Worth, and Sr. John Begnaud (may she rest in peace) also asked me to help her at the federal prison in the Life Connections Program as a mentor to the inmates. However, I said yes and I still really enjoy working with the ladies. Yolanda Cruz was selected to be the vocation director and she asked me if I would help her start a blog in 2009. Mary Frances Serafino if I would like to become an Associate of the SSMN, so again I said yes.
Here you will find stories of Sisters and those who have been a part of our lives in meaningful ways.
At the age of 19, I entered the religious congregation of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur.