Congratulations, Sister Annunciata!
The missionaries, staff, and board of directors of Human Life International congratulate Sister Annunciata on her Silver Jubilee — her 60th anniversary of religious life and loving service to Our Lord and His Church!
Even at 83 years young, Sister Annunciata keeps a busy schedule as director of Right for Life India: hosting conferences, giving talks, serving women who have suffered from trafficking and prostitution, and building community in Bangalore, India. As Father Boquet wrote in December:
To know RFLI’s mission you need only hear its founder, 83-year old Sister Annunciata: “O my God! What are we doing in this world, why are we here if not to contribute to the Salvation of our neighbor? A person is more precious than the whole world.”
Following the mission of Sister’s religious order, the Good Shepherd Sisters, RFLI seeks to be the presence of Jesus, approaching each person as He would with compassion, gentleness, and respect, awakening in those wounded by injustice, oppression and alienation a deep sense of their infinite worth and dignity as persons made in God’s image. Because of RFLI and the Good Shepherd Sisters, many young girls and women are saved from hopeless street life, destitution, prostitution, and sex trafficking. Through various programs they provide shelter, love, care, education, and moral guidance, helping those they serve experience a sense of belonging while also assisting them to grow towards their full potential as persons. Their ministry in Christ extends to a diversity of persons including: youth in crisis, single mothers in pregnancy crisis, homeless, orphans, migrant workers, families in need of counseling, and those in prison and undergoing trials – forming consciences and cultivating a Culture of Life.
Please join us in gratitude for Sister Annunciata, her vocation and incredible work; and please join us in praying for her on her Silver Jubilee, the Feast of the Epiphany, January 8, 2016.