- VOCATION STORIES
- Sr Pauline
- MY CALL AS A DSH
After having been born in a strong catholic family which observed each detail of the Catholic faith, I was baptized and given the name Pauline. My Parents Augustine and Felister instilled in us the same values that they held very dear in their Christian life. My brothers and sisters were a good example to me for they had already been influenced by the faith of our parents. Therefore, the roots of Christian vocation started having their strong foundation in me from the early age of my life. This could be the reason as to why even before I went to school desired to be a servant of God.
As I grew up, I loved going to church very much. Every Sunday I went for Mass with my parents who were also very friendly to the religious men and women of Consolata Missionaries who were serving our parish at the time. They attracted me very much and I desired so much to be like them. They were very prayerful and committed in their services to Gods people. Every time I saw them, my heart burnt with joy which I never knew where it was coming from. Another thing is that they were very friendly to my family since my father by that time was the parish chairman. This gave me an opportunity to meet them.
A time came for us to migrate which was very far away. This was not like the previous one because here, the church was very far. I felt so much discouraged of attaining my goal of life. Priests and sisters were no where to be found. There was nobody to encourage me. When I started my catechism classes officially I was very delighted to meet a priest who even read my desire from the very first day that we meet. After my first Holy Communion and confirmation, I was very happy because this was part of requirement for joining sisterhood. I too continued working hard in school and after completing my forth form, I started seeing different sisters coming to our parish to give seminars to the girls. I met the Daughters of the Sacred heart and I started discerning my vocation with them through seminars and other encounters.
After joining DSH, I started formation process which was full of joys and challenges as I continued discovering Gods will for me. I did first profession in 1998 and final vows 2004.
Today after experiencing happiness and challenges in this life, am grateful to God, congregation, my family and friends. It has not been easy as I live with sisters from different races, nationalities and personalities, am grateful to God because the heart of His son has sustained me. The Charism and the life of our Foundress have inspired my life so much. Am happy with my vocation and appreciate every support that I continue to receive from my sisters. My daily prayer is that I remain faithful to God through His own grace.