“Curiosity, too which keeps us
engaged in what is going on,
brings home many a foolish
companion for our thoughts
to break the silence and peace
our Lord desires to find in us.” 

St. Elizabeth Seton

Vocation News

Vocation/Formation Corner

February 25, 2021

Marylu Vazquez Olvera has begun Pre-entrance with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati! We welcomed her to the program with a simple prayer service over Zoom on Sunday, Feb. 14 – a fitting celebration of love for Valentine’s Day.

Born in Michoacán, Mexico, Marylu has spent much of her life at the El Paso, Texas-Ciudad Juarez, Mexico border. She has an undergraduate degree from UT Austin and a master’s degree from UTEP. She currently lives in El Paso with her mom, Maria de Lourdes, and works as a speech pathologist for children.

In 2017, while in graduate school, Marylu met S. Janet Gildea at a diocesan discernment group. She’d been considering religious life for about a year but felt especially welcomed by the SCs. She visited Casa Caridad in Anthony, New Mexico, and her journey with our congregation continued from there through retreats, service experiences, spiritual direction with S. Peggy Deneweth, and, most recently, our Zoom discernment group. Some of you may have met Marylu at the Motherhouse during the 2018 Visitation House discernment retreat.

Marylu writes, “As I started to meet more Sisters of Charity and learn about their mission, I began to identify with their charism, especially that of serving the poor and risking a caring response for those most vulnerable in society.” She has lived these values by leading her college social justice team, teaching Confirmation, interning with the Columban Mission Center, ministering with migrants, taking mission trips to Peru and Ecuador, and studying Catholic Social Teaching at the Hope Border Institute. In 2018, her strong faith and advocacy background led her to co-found Just Catholics, a young adult ministry in El Paso committed to formation and action for justice.

Tracy Kemme

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