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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

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A look at how a nun found her vocation

2014-12-08

Sister Beatriz Acosta was born in Colombia. As a teenager, she never thought she would one day be a nun. Much less that her vocation would lead her to Rome, to serve as the superior general of the Company of Mary. 

SISTER BREATRIZ
Superior General of the Company of Mary
"I studied in a high school that was run by this same religious order in Medellin. The way the nuns talked to us about social realities, struck me.  FLASH It was a middle class high school where we were taught traditional values. Eventually I started wondering what God wanted from me...and I just discovered this was my calling.”

The turning point in her life came when she attended a retreat. She then discovered the deep spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Joan of Lestonnac, founder of the Company of Mary. At that point, she decided to make one of the most important decisions of her life. 

SISTER BREATRIZ
Superior General of the Company of Mary
"I was impressed by the way she explained how women should be raised. Also, I found it very appealing to devote one's life to educate and serve others with a concrete spirituality. In a way, she stood for the role of women in the Church. She used to say: Only women can save women.”

Like everyone else, she's had her ups and downs. Still, she is convinced that educating women is a mission she can dedicate her life to. 

SISTER BREATRIZ
Superior General of the Company of Mary
"I don't regret it at all: No! I would totally choose to re-live everything.”

The Company of Mary was founded in France by St. Joan of Lestonnac in the 17th Century. Now it has a presence in 26 countries. 


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