7 Sep 2018

Five Months Experience in Hospitaller Life

Margaret Adams, Aspirant

I arrived in Dompoase community on the 24tn March to embark on the hospitaller vocational journey experience as an aspirant and I must say it has been a fruitful one.

During this period I’ve had the opportunity to know more about Sisters Hospitallers and experience some aspects about their life. I have experienced the way they live their life, their prayer life and the apostolate. I have also observed the beautiful culture of how they celebrate feast days and birthdays.

Another beautiful experience is the opportunity to learn something about prayer and also practise it in my daily life, the personal prayer moments with God which have helped me grow and enrich my relationship with God.

It has been a wonderful experience to serve and share my life with my sick brothers and sisters. I see it as a moment of grace and I am grateful to God and the sisters for accepting me.

Again, I had a chance to live and share the hospitaller mission with the clients at the Rehabilitation Centre here at St. Benito Menni Hospital. Initially, I faced some challenges but, to me, it is normal to have such feelings, because it is my first time encountering mentally challenged people. Nevertheless, I must say it has been a wonderful experience to serve and share my life with my sick brothers and sisters. I see it as a moment of grace and I am grateful to God and the sisters for accepting me.

It is my heartfelt prayer that the good Lord who has put in me this desire of following him in the religious life will continue to enlighten my heart with his love, graces and the courage to be able to respond to his call in the hospitaller life. Thank you all and may God richly bless you.