Brasilia, Brazil, Apr 7, 2022 / 12:31 pm
Sister Mariana, Sister Roziane, and Sister Isabela Guimaraes are three blood sisters who embraced their call to religious life in the same congregation: the Institute of the Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Today Sr. Mariana, 50, and Sr. Isabela, 35, live in the same house of the congregation, located in Maricá in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state. Mariana is a counselor and part of the institute’s governance, and Isabela takes care of the elderly nuns. Sister Roziane, 37, lives in Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais state.
In a statement to ACI Digital, CNA’s Portuguese language sister news agency, the nuns related that they were born in Virginia in Minas Gerais to a Catholic family of 13 children, two of whom died in infancy.
The sisters said that their parents were key to their religious vocation, since they taught them by example to live their faith in Christ. However, they said that although they come from the same family and follow the same charism, each lives her vocation in her own way, according to her own way of being.