We visit the Salesian Sisters in Tampa, Florida. Guests: Sr. Mary and Sr. Guerline. Topics: family life, sports, religious habits, amusement parks
Students from Villa Madonna Catholic School (Tampa, FL), Academy of Our Lady High School (Marrero, LA), and Immaculata LaSalle High School (Miami, FL) join us for the livestreaming podcast.
Family and faith in New York, Haiti, and New Jersey
Quest for boyfriend backfires and leads to convent instead
Questions from students and the chat room:
What is your favorite part of being a sister
How do students experience the “family spirit” of Salesian founder St. John Bosco
How do you know that it’s God who’s calling you
Are there sisters who minister in care for animals
What is the meaning of your habit
What do sisters do for fun
What drew you to become a sister
What vows do you make
Why did you become a Salesian sister instead of a different kind of sister
Were there any Salesian sisters where you grew up
How can a person grow closer to God
Do you wear your habit all day
Even though you can’t have your own family, can you adopt children
Can you own a house and live in it by yourself
Do you ever go to amusement parks
Is there a difference between a sister and a nun
Sister Mary and Sister Guerline offer a blessing to the students
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LEFT: Sr. Mary Jackson was born in upstate New York, one of five children. An amazing conversion experience led her to a religious vocation. She found the Salesian Sisters online. Sr. Mary professed her vows 12 years ago. On that day, she realized that God's dream and her dreams were a perfect match. Currently ministering as the principal of Villa Madonna Catholic School in Tampa, Sr. Mary is passionate for Jesus and young people. She can be found in the classroom, on the basketball court and in the chapel, always with the young. Her prayerful and energetic way are fueled by her relationship with Jesus. On a daily basis, she works with parents and their children, as they celebrate life and grow through difficulties that life presents.
RIGHT: Sr. Guerline Joseph was born in Haiti and grew up in New Jersey. As a child, she desired to be many things, including a flight attendant, a restauranteur and a professional athlete. At the same time, she always had a heart of service for others. She connected with the Salesian Sisters through a vocation magazine called VISION (vocationnetwork.org) and since then has found fulfillment in her relationship with Jesus through her mission with young people. Currently, Sr. Guerline, who is seven years professed, spends her day ministering to hundreds of young people, teaching them dance and hanging out at the Salesian Youth Center/Boys and Girls Club after school. She enjoys running, cleaning, and celebrating birthdays.