In early September, the film “Light of Love” (1:06:17) was released as part of the Imagine Sisters Movement aimed at supporting women’s vocations to religious life.

The film opens with a Franciscan Sister of the Martyr Saint George repeating the interviewer’s question: “why would someone want to be a sister?”  This question captures the goal of the film, to uncover the mystery of discernment and vocation to religious life today.  By hearing the stories of five different sisters, a viewer can begin to understand something of why young women in our times still leave everything to become spouses of Christ.ssvm.Sr.Angeles.light.of.love

Alongside the four other religious communities, our sisters were featured (39:00-46:18) through an interview with Sr. Maria de los Angeles Garcia, SSVM, one of our original founding members from 1988 and currently a missionary in Santa Clara, California at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace.

We are grateful for the work of Imagine Sisters to support women’s religious life in America especially as an aid for those discerning a religious vocation.

“The experience of a vocation is unique and indescribable, and is only perceived as a gentle breeze of the clarifying touch of grace. The vocation is a breathing of the Holy Spirit, who, at the same time as he genuinely shapes our fragile human reality, shines a new light into our hearts. He instills an extraordinary power that merges our existence into the divine enterprise.”

Bl. John Paul II, Rome, March 17, 1982