The Secret Of The Mission
By Marie Colette Raeliarisoa, m.i.c.
Born in Miaramasoandro, Madagascar, I was part of a family of three girls and seven boys. I came to know Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception through the youth movement, the Eucharistic Crusade. In my heart, I wanted to give myself totally to the Lord, to go all over the world to bring the Good News of Christ. But how could I announce my decision to my parents? One evening, I broached the subject and spoke to my mother about it. She said, Do you know what it is to be a missionary? -Yes, it is to be always available. Afterwards my mother talked about it with my father. He looked at me with tenderness With emotion, he said to me: If you want, I will help you.
Having joined the Sisters, I continued my studies and my spiritual formation and I pronounced my perpetual vows as M.I.C in 1994. Several experiences in my country led me to engage in various useful community services. I was responsible for the formation of the younger sisters, which allowed me to participate in a large meeting of formators in Haiti. When I returned from this meeting, a service of authority was waiting for me in my M.I.C province. Now here I am among the poor in Manantay, Pucallpa, Peru.
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