Sr. Magda reflects on her time in the U.S.
I would like to thank you for your warm welcoming and hosting of me in your Province. First of all, I would like to thank the Sisters at SSR for your love, care, smiles, kindness and everyday living. I really appreciate all that you did. I feel at home here, not like a visitor or stranger. It is a great experience of the international nature of our Congregation. Indeed, we are one Salvatorian family, even though we live on different continents.
I did not have any expectations before my arrival. I just came and started exploring a new reality and meeting new people. It has been a really fascinating adventure. I highly value our conversations about your history, life, and experiences. Thank you for sharing your life with me. I am grateful that I could visit some places important for your history, e.g. St. Nazianz, Columbus, and Portage. All these helped me to know and understand you a little bit better. I’m glad I could meet almost all the Sisters during the Provincial Chapter. These days were very inspiring and valuable, although at the same time very demanding. I’m glad that I could be a part of this event. Thank you.
I realize how much effort was required to prepare my stay and how many Sisters were involved. I value it very much and I am grateful for that. I have collected so many good memories. Every trip, every weekend which I spent with different a Sister was inspiring, interesting and funny. Thank you to all of you! I would like to thank Sr Jenada for helping me prepare my talk, and for preparing me to give my presentation.
Mission appeals– I tried to do my best, and the rest is in God’s hands. It was a privilege to help our Congregation in this way. These talks reminded me that we all are responsible for the missions. I have met so many good people who are willing to support our missions and in this way participate in the mission of our Salvatorian family. Mission appeals were a good occasion to visit many different places. Then I realized how big your country is, and how close the borders of our countries are in Europe.
I will be returning to Poland enriched by all these experiences and memories. Once again thank you for everything.