|The Center House where we are staying in Lima.|
"Our sisters here are very hospitable and very energetic. Even with the language barrier, as we walked to the market today, Liz and I were able to communicate. Even though the conversations are simple, we are building relationships. I look forward to deeping them as much as we can as we build our future together."
Maritza, from Peru, shared this message:
"Estoy muy contenta conocer mas de Hermanas de San Jose. Es una gran oportunidad de ampliar nuestra visión de congregación porque venimos de diferentes lugares del mundo como Japón, Estados Unidos, Hawaii, España y tantas otras paises como hermanas del mundo. Doy gracias a Dios y a la congregación por hacer posible este encuentro, un encuentro de culturas, sueños, anhelos para el futuro. Deseo que todas escuchemos al Espíritu en este tiempo especial entre este pueblo Peruana. Gracias por venir a conocernos. Saludas de todas las hermanas."
My translation: "I am very glad to meet more Sisters of St. Joseph. It is a great opportunity to enlarge our vision of congregation as we come from different places around the world like Japan, the United States, Hawaii, Spain and so many other countries as sisters of the world. I give thanks to God and to the congregation for making this meeting possible, a meeting of cultures, dreams, and longings for the future. I hope we can all listen to the Spirit in this special time amongst the Peruvian people. Thank you for coming to get to know us. Greetings to all of the sisters."
Maritza is in her early thirties and has final vows. She just finished her studies at the university and will be doing her practice teaching in a school soon. The last time I was here I has the opportunity to go with Maritza as she taught an adult Spanish class. She seamlessly wove parenting skills and prayer into the class. She will be great.
|Volleyball at Campo de Marte. From left to right: Liz,|
Nancy, Sonya, Jill, Yoli, Anne, and Mery.