I am Sister Alma. I serve as a Mother Sister in Girlstown, Villa de las Niñas, in Chalco, Mexico where we care for almost 3,500 girls.
I can relate the children’s story with my own because I attended and graduated from Girlstown, Villa de las Niñas de Chalco when I was younger. As a student here, my religious vocation was born. My family was very Catholic, so I have always had a deep trust in God. I received my first call to a religious vocation the first day I entered Girlstown. When I saw the work and the kind smile of a Mother Sister, I said to myself, “I want to be like her.”
As a Sister of Mary, my daily life consists of nurturing my spiritual life and giving good daily service to the children under my care. I cannot say that it is easy, but this is God’s work. Many of the children carry with them pain from their pasts. I consider each child as a beautiful flower – each one has something beautiful and different to offer up to God. Many of my children came to Girlstown like withered plants, thirsty for water and love. I watched as they nourished themselves little by little physically, spiritually, psychologically, and morally with the encouragement of all the Sisters and fellow students. I do absolutely nothing on my own, the grace I receive daily in the Eucharist is the engine of my religious life.
I try to live each day as a new opportunity to get closer to God and I desire to work for His glory. I would like to continue helping the children in their growth with the aim of saving souls for God. Thank you for supporting this work and for sponsoring my spiritual family and me.