Giving Voice has been so excited by the fantastic Leadership Initiatives Scholarship applications we’ve received since we opened up the scholarship this summer. To learn about our sister scholarship awardees, visit our website here.
This month we’re highlighting Sister Luz, CCVI, who is using the Giving Voice scholarship to learn English.
"In my experience to learn English is not easy, but I consider it necessary and important now for to be part of this religious congregation.
Now that we are one Congregation, that we no longer have provinces, it has become more important to achieve a better and closer relationship between sisters from different countries, cultures, traditions, such as Mexico and the United States
Being able to communicate directly without a translator allows us to feel more closeness, understanding, confidence and to be able to live and experience the encounter. The meeting between people, sisters that breaks the barrier of language, of culture, of generation and that gives a sense of union and fraternity.
We are also called as a Congregation to create intentional communities for new vocations to religious life, being bilingual is a tool that can facilitate growth as international communities and to be a sign of evangelical coexistence.
Thanks to Giving Voice for the support to the Congregations of Religious Life to walk in the acquisition of tools that allow us to live the Mission to which we have been called."
Congratulations, Sister Luz!