When God says YES…
My vocation story started at an early age when I became acquainted with a Holy Cross Sister who worked at the hospital where my mother worked. Sister even gave me a small veil which I sometimes wore at home pretending to be a Sister.
The desire to become a Sister was rekindled when I was in eighth grade. I saw a vocation brochure for the Sisters of the Holy Spirit on the notice board of my parish church. As I read it, I remember feeling without a doubt that this was MY congregation. I began communicating with the Sisters and attended my first “Come and See.” Two years later, when I finished high school, with the approval of my mother, I entered with the Sisters to begin my formation in Mongu.
After First Vows I began college to train as a secondary school teacher. Five years later, with great joy, I made my Perpetual Profession in the presence of my family and many relative and friends.
In Jeremiah we read “I called you before you were born, in your mother’s womb I anointed you.” God said “YES” and it was a yes with which I resonated, even before I was born. I am grateful that when God called I received the grace to say a resounding YES to that call.
My blessings and joy of being a Holy Spirit Sister are overflowing. I have been able to reach out to my own Zambian people who are living on the margins of society. I continue to live that YES that God and I together chose. I say to young people who are searching, if you feel that call deep in your heart every so often, simply say “YES” and begin to live your life fully.