Sister Reina Maria Quiroz
|50th Jubilee celebration May 2013|
“My vocation came while I was very young in Honduras. I asked my Grandfather many questions about the Bible and God. I would make whistles for the poor children so they could sell them and get bread.
“I told Father Rafael Viñals, our parish priest, I wanted to become a nun. When I was 15, he said I was too young. I asked again at 18. He said I was still too young. I kept praying. Some SSNDs came to El Progresso and San Pedro. Father Rafael asked me to serve the sisters.”
Recognition from a dream
“The sisters sent a picture of Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger (the SSND foundress). I recognized her from a dream I had when I was three years old, especially the strong stern eyes. In the dream she saved me from a coral snake."
Persevering through prayer
“I became a candidate in El Progresso and went to the United States. I prayed, ‘Lord, don't let them intimidate me.’ I faced many trials, but through trust and faith, I have persevered with the help of this prayer I have prayed many, many times throughout my life.”
|As a young Sister at Santa Maria in Ripa
Father, I abandon myself into your hands;
- Sister Reina Maria Quiroz