My call is a mystery.

Call of Alejandra

 

Alejandra

Alejandra

My call is a mystery, and it is a call to become a sister of Sion though we do not have a community in Guatemala yet.  I came to know Sion through one of my best friend.  I grew up in a protestant orphanage in Guatemala where Bible reading and study were part of my early childhood. To meet Sion become a dream for me; it was not easy to contact Sion, first because it was in another country, and second, because a phone call would be expensive.
The first sister whom I met was Maria Luisa Castillo. She was so kind to me, and she was the first to say to me, “You are welcome in our Congregation”.  She explained that our Congregation has Jewish roots, and she told me about the conversion of Mary Alphonse.  After that we communicated by email; we could not meet frequently because of the distance between our countries.
I remember especially the surprise and joy and tears of one of the sisters when she learned that I had entered the community. Actually, the things I love about the sisters are the kindness and the generosity and the understanding that they have shown me.  That is a big part of why I am here.
My favorite texts in the Bible are Lk. 13, 10 -17, the story of the bent over woman, and Jn. 4, 1-42, Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman.
symbol of my callThe symbol of my call is this: