Posted On 2016-08-24 In Covenant Life, Schoenstatters

The Blessed Mother in my life

PARAGUAY, by Amín Ahmad SDB •

My name is Amín; I am a religious, Salesian of Don Bosco.  I am 25 years old.

Seven years ago, when I began my vocational road, at least once a month, I always went to the Shrine and prayed to the Blessed Mother for my vocation.

Today in my religious life, I concretely feel the Blessed Mother’s closeness.  When something does not go well for me or I have a problem, and I do not have options for solving it, I place it in her hands.  I go to her Shrine; I appeal to her like a child going to his mother and telling her what is happening to him.  Incredibly in a short time, the thing that seemed impossible begins to resolve itself. I relate it after having discerned and understood that she did take what I told her seven years ago seriously when I was only a postulant:  “I give you my vocation and my life, walk with me so that I may be a Salesian with passion and love for youths.”

Awhile back, I talked with my family, and I told them since she took the trouble to take care of me, the least I can do in the future is to project my priestly ordination in Tupãrenda.

Mary, thank you for being Mother and Companion on the road!

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Source: Magazine Tupãrenda, July 2016

Original:  Spanish.  Translation:  Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA

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