Why I Love Being A Sister Servant of the Blessed Sacrament
Sr. Susana Del Toro Vargas, SJS – This is a love story. “God is Love” and the most faithful Lover who is always waiting, always forgiving, always giving Himself.
My mother laid the foundation of my vocation. I remember her praying the rosary and visiting the Blessed Sacrament with such a faith that I was sure she had received what she was praying for. When I came to the United States, I met the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, California. I was a member of the youth group, a lector and a choir member in my parish. I was also studying and working full time.
One day, the sisters invited me to the Holy Hour they had every Friday afternoon at the convent. The idea of becoming a sister really didn’t cross my mind. In fact, when Sr. Maria Elvia Gonzalez asked me if I would like to join the convent, I answered, “I’m not crazy!” CLICK FOR MORE
Sister Maryanne Beeler (pictured with Sister Hilda MariaReynoso) – I first met the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament when I worked for eight years as a secretary at St. Peter’s School in Sacramento, California. But the salary was small and the chance for a social life was nil, so I took a job at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and I thought I was set for life! My salary tripled, my social life soared and I was able to buy things and go places that I had only dreamed of. Still, I kept in contact with the sisters, substituting in the classroom and visiting the order’s different convents. The longer I spent working with the sisters, the more I realized I wanted be with them. It was a time of great spiritual growth for me and I eventually entered the order when I was 33. My family wasn’t happy, but I knew deep in my heart that it was meant to be. CLICK FOR MORE
March 8th: We celebrate the start of National Catholic Sisters Week, it is also International Women’s Day. We celebrate and acknowledge our sisters as they continue their ministry to serve and love. NCSW is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8–14. Created to honor women religious, it is a series of events that […]