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!
Source: Magazine Tupãrenda, July 2016
Original: Spanish. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA