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Sister Marie de Lovinfosse, CND

“Once, when I was four I was playing in the garage with my two year-old brother and I asked myself: ‘What do I want to be when I grow up...?’ The first thing that came to my mind was: ‘I will never enter a religious order because it’s dull!’ Continuing my reasoning I thought: ‘It’s easier to know what I don’t want than what I do want’.

At that point, I smiled at my brother, I stood up, and I looked out the window at the people who were hurriedly walking to get out of the rain. Softly I told the stars above: ‘When I grow up I want to be an adventurer...!’

Today, with other Sisters who are just as passionate about God and about all the treasures life brings, I am becoming, gradually but resolutely, a woman religious… and, indeed, an adventurer!”


Written Stories

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Sister Marie de Lovinfosse, CND

[…] “I asked myself: ‘What do I want to be when I grow up...?’ The first thing that came to my mind was: ‘I will never enter a religious order because it’s dull!’…”


Sister Tsukimi Fujiwara, CND

“I first learned about the CND from the bulletin board at Saint Ignatius Church, the Jesuit Church in Yotsuya, Tokyo. There I saw some information about a vocation retreat…” [read]


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