"I want to say one word to you and this word is joy. Wherever consecrated people are, there is always joy" (Pope Francis). Our world is so in need of joy and hope, so being a religious sister, I am humbly called to be a prophetic witness of the Good News, of joy and hope. In my various ministries, I try to be Christ, to bring joy to others by being wholeheartedly present, by listening attentively, empathetically, tenderly to many heart-breaking stories in people's lives. Through the sharing of stories, I recognize the incredible ways God works in people's lives; I am amazed at the power of resilience; and I am humbled and honored that people from different walks of life, people with different faiths and beliefs trustingly open up to me simply because I am a consecrated person. "