Seeing God in a child’s smile: Profile of Sister Marie Elizabeth Jerry, S.S.F.

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Sister Marie Elizabeth Jerry, S.S.F.

(Photo courtesy of the Sisters of the Holy Family)

What have you enjoyed most about ministry as a sister?

I teach at Holy Family School in Lafayette, Louisiana, and my favorite part is teaching religion to the young children. Before I started teaching, I also liked feeding the poor who would come to the door of the motherhouse.

How did your family respond to you joining a religious community?

They were supportive about it; they encourage me to allow God to lead me where he wants me to go.

Do you have any favorite saints?

Saint Martin De Porres, Saint Jude, and Saint Anthony.

Favorite way to pray?

Alone in a very quiet place.

Any surprises so far in religious life?

Teaching religion to the young kids is something I never thought I could do. God’s presence is in their smiles. That experience of seeing God in them allows me to share his love with them and tell them about the life of Jesus.

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