My name is Sister Esperanza and I am from Venezuela.
How did I come to know the Lord?
From a young age I felt the callto follow JesusChrist. FirstI made a commitmentas a lay person in the “Focolare Movement”. Then, I entered an ApostolicMissionaryCongregation,
where the choral had different activities. I went wherever obediencecommandedme, such as
indigenousmissionsin the jungle, or ministry toprostitutesand
youth at risk, adolescent gang members, prisoners, and drug addicts.In addition to theyouthcatechesisI did service in thesacristyin differentparishes. It was truly a fascinating experience, but I felt the call to go to the country of God.
How did I come to know the Monastery?
I came to Lebanonlooking for hermetical
life. I met MotherTeresaof Harissaand sheintroduced me
toMotherAgnes, who brought me here.
How do I live the situation during the war?
This is a great suffering. There is destruction and death,somuch hatredandevilhas fallen onthis country. There is violence, insecurity and anxiety. We ask the Lord tohave mercy onus and to grant us peace.