Sister Sunita is one of 600 Medical Mission Sisters and 80 Associates in 17 nations trying to be present to others in the spirit of Jesus the Healer.
Active in her parish as a youth, Sister Sunita felt the call to religious life at a young age. She recalls, “I went with my friends to pray in one another’s houses. We also went to families where there were sick people and where they were in need of prayer. I have great devotion to Our Lady.”
When Sister Sunita joined our Community in 2002, she was touched by the simplicity of our Sisters. She remembers, “Many inspired me with their love, kindness, openness and their support.” After she made her First Vows, she was assigned to Hajipur, where our Sisters are in mission with the poor, the dalits, and especially women and children.
“I saw how helpless those women and children were as they struggled in poverty and how difficult it was for the women who had no means to educate their children…helping them in my small way gave me great joy.”
After a year in mission in Hajipur, Sister Sunita studied at Kurji Holy Family Hospital in Patna, India, and became a laboratory technician. She shares, “My understanding and vision for healing became deeper and wider as I spent two years as a student. I had opportunities of being with patients and consoling and interacting with them in their pain, bringing relief to them in whatever way I could.”
Sister Sunita continues her service at Kurji Holy Family Hospital. She reflects, “I love our mission and our Society and all that it stands for: healing, peacemaking, justice, eco-spirituality and empowerment of women and children.”
May 1, 2012