Hello, I’m Sister Marcela. I currently serve at the Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children Girlstown in Guatemala where we take care of almost 1000 young girls.
I can relate the children’s story with my own because I am a graduate of the great program of the Sisters of Mary, and I grew up in a family which had many economic hardships.
I spend most of the day with my spiritual children. What I like the most is listening to the children’s stories about what they did at home before coming to the Sisters of Mary. They tell me how their lives have been transformed. This is my greatest gift because the children accept me, and I was given this special opportunity by God.
My desire in my religious life is that one day I can have the opportunity to achieve holiness with my daily life, that I may help save the souls of my family members, the souls of those around me, and the souls of the children that I care for. What I hope for my spiritual children is that they may be saved, that they will be great instruments for the good of humanity, and that they may one day be successful and be able to support the programs of the Sisters of Mary when they have the opportunity. My favorite aspect of being a Sister of Mary is when I go to pray with my Sisters. It is a special time when we are all together in the chapel when we share our joys and experiences, as well as the children’s achievements. My prayer life is for my spiritual children in a very special way. Every morning, I entrust to God these souls that they may grow in stature, in grace, and in the love of God. I also offer prayers for all those with whom I will come into contact during the day, and for you, our benefactors who make our mission possible. I love my vocation as a Sister of Mary.
I think the Sisters of Mary program is a great charity for the poorest of the poor because the work we do comes from God. I thank, with all my heart, the great generosity of our dear benefactors who, with a vision of faith, believe in this beautiful work of God the Father. Thank you for sponsoring my spiritual family and me and God bless you.