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.Â I came to know Sion through one of my best friend.Â 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, â€œYou are welcome in our Congregationâ€.Â She explained that our Congregation has Jewish roots, and she told me about the conversion of Mary Alphonse.Â 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.Â 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, Jesusâ€™ conversation with the Samaritan woman.
The symbol of my call is this: