By Sr. Beatriz Liaño, SHM
A few months ago I participated in a retreat for married couples. There were several people who were attending for the first time, so we began by introducing ourselves. When my turn came up, I was asked to not only introduce myself, but tell my vocation story as well.
When one is going to talk about their own vocation, you first have to see to whom you are going to tell your story, to try to do it in such a way that what God has done in your life, will help as much as possible the people who are listening to you. I was speaking to a group of married couples and parents of Christian families, so I finished my story saying: “Look, 24 years ago I gave myself to God. Discovering and accepting my vocation is what has given meaning to my life and has made me tremendously happy. Therefore, my advice to you, fathers and mothers of families, is to work and pray to help your children discover the will of God for them. The greatest good you can do for your children is this: help them fulfill the will of God for them.”
By Martha Pezo-Marin
I am going to begin by explaining why I chose this title for this article. I had the grace of being able to visit with the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother in Spain. It just happened to be the month of May, the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We also celebrated Mother’s Day, which practically coincided with the commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. What an important event!
By Sister Emma Haynes, SHM
I know someone who suffers from poor health. For this person, something as simple as climbing up the stairs becomes a heroic act and, on occasion, nearly impossible to do. As this person prays the “Our Father” and “Hail Mary,” he climbs each stair with increasing difficulty. Sometimes he does not even know if he will make it to the top. When he arrives at the landing, he looks at a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe that is before him and says to her with a childlike heart, “Well, Mom, here we are. We’ve arrived.”
By Sr. Ana Mª Cabezuelo S.H.M.
It is hard to believe that 22 years have already passed since that October 4th of 1994, when the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother opened our first community. It was the first time that a group of our Sisters, who had always lived together under the same roof, departed. It was a new and unforgettable experience.
We were the "miracle" that the pastor of the parish in Priego (Cuenca), Fr. Eusebio Buendía García, awaited.
Several years have passed since a group of ladies started volunteering to make pillows, dedicating their time and talent to the production of beautiful handmade objects that would be sold in the various flea markets held in their town. Rain or shine, no matter how much they sell, no matter how tired they are – no matter what, they are there.
By Félix Sánchez
“In this business, the values of have been clearly lived out. With them, the company has not only achieved bettering their economic situation, Catholic Social Doctrine but also has been able to achieve a family environment of trust and of spreading the Gospel.”
We Servant Priests and Brothers always wear our habit, a black cassock, as a sign of our consecration to God. I was calmly walking down the streets of Valencia, Spain at five o’clock in the afternoon when the following event happened to me.
By Br. Benjamin Fenlon, SHM
By Sister Paqui Morales, S.H.M.
How much are you worth? A lot! A ton! But this value does not depend on you, on what you have, on your capabilities. Jesus gave you this value. I am going to tell you how He allowed me to discover my true worth.
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