Nun in Mexico celebrates 75th anniversary of her first profession

Hermana Emma Siervas de la Santisima Trinidad y de los Pobres 080818 Sister Emma of the Immaculate Heart. Photo courtesy of the Congregation of the Servants of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Poor.

Sister Emma of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 97, celebrated last month her "diamond anniversary" of consecration to Christ.

The religious, born in 1921 Yahualica in the Mexican state of Jalisco, celebrated July 19 the 75th anniversary of her profession in the Congregation of the Servants of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Poor.

The congregation noted that the milestone marks for Sister Emma "75 years of living united to the Divine Spouse and of jubilant dedication to our most needy brothers, especially the sick and the elderly."

Sister Emma entered the congregation Dec. 4, 1940. She made her first profession July 16, 1943, and made her final vows six years later.

She now lives in the congregation's community at Most Holy Trinity Hospital in Guadalajara.

The congregation said that in the witness of Sister Emma's life "we can see our charism radically lived out, because she has known and has experienced being loved and indwelt by the Triune God and so has discovered the presence of God in the people she lives with and has served and loved as living temples of the Most Holy Trinity."

The religious, they said, "always reminds us that it's God's work and that he will send us in his time many vocations, and that we should continue working and giving glory to God."

The Congregation of the Servants of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Poor was founded by Blessed Vicenta Chávez Orozco amid the societal hardships and attacks against the Church in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Mexico. It was established as a religious institute in 1905 in Guadalajara.

At 113 years from their foundation, they are currently in several Mexican states, serving hospitals, medical clinics, mission centers, and infirmaries.

This article was originally published by our sister agency, ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.

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