August 8, 2014
By Sister Maria Rosario G.
Sister Maria Rosario during her vocation speech at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Toto, Guam.
This speech was given by Sister Maria Rosario, a vocation director for the Sisters of Mercy, to parishes in Guam in commemoration of World Day of Prayer for Vocations in May, 2014.
In our modern society, we speak a great deal about careers and professions that get young women and men ahead and help them to strive for success. In contrast, a call to religious life is a call to follow Jesus in total self-gift to him and his mission through vowed life of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Being a modern woman and a Sister of Mercy at the same time, I live in a community with other sisters who share a life of prayer and are committed to the mission of Jesus, by using our gifts and talents to serve others in the ministry of education, pastoral work, hospital ministry, prison ministry, direct service to those who are poor and other good works. Read More