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