On Saturday, August 10 we had the joy of a special Entrance Mass for Lizeth Chamorro, a young woman who will be entering the Little Sisters of the Poor as a postulant this fall in Santiago, Chile. She will begin her formation along with five other young women. Originally from Peru, Lizeth was studying in Denver, Colorado when she met the Little Sisters during a discernment retreat here at our Home.
Reflecting upon the call of the Lord and her response to it, Lizeth later shared the following with us:
“Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me (John 12: 24-26).
This was the Gospel on August 10, a passage that could not represent better what it is to follow Jesus. God gives us the grace to follow Him and persevere in Him and through Him in life. I am very grateful to my Father in heaven who opens my way to a new journey, a beautiful journey as a religious woman of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
The Mass celebrated that day had a special blessing at the end, since I am going to Chile for my religious formation that will start in October 2013. There were beloved friends who attended the Mass and my family – the Little Sisters and the Residents – was there too. A special thanks to Fr. Christopher Popravak for accepting to be my spiritual director and for his patience with me. A special thanks to Little Sisters for making that day a joyful day. Please pray fervently for all of us.”