A month from today will mark the 10 year anniversary of my embarking upon this journey to vowed Dominican life. I began that journey on July 28, 2003. Throughout the formation period I gradually began to identify myself as a Dominican sister. I had an experience this past weekend which confirmed that identity.
I was called to represent our Congregation and preach on behalf of our Bolivia, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago missions. I felt humbled to have been invited to step into this role. Though I have never been a missionary outside of the United States, after reading the stories of our sisters in these mission locations and having formed relationships with each of them, I believed the Holy Spirit would inspire me to deliver a message to the people of God in 2 small parishes in Iowa. After I had done the preparation for the preaching and “let go and let God” during the actual delivery, I could hear the plea for the congregation to identify with their brothers and sisters in Mexico, Bolivia, and Trinidad, and I could feel their responsiveness.
Reflecting upon that experience this week, I realized how much I now identify myself with my sisters in our Congregation. I realized how much I now identify myself as a Dominican sister of Sinsinawa.
How do you identify yourself?
Are you called to embark on a journey for a different twist to your identity?
Anne Sur, OP
East Dubuque, Iowa