Those who are the most poor have taught me the ways of Jesus. They've taught me how to be, how to welcome, about the value of the simple things in daily living, about the sacred, about the human. I continue to try bringing about the mission of Jesus and the Kingdom, through living simply with those who are the most poor, through being a sister, and through popular education. May those who are poor and those who are young continue to be my passions and may they continue to challenge me, inviting me ever onward as I follow Jesus.
I sincerely hope that in the future more and more young women will feel the desire to follow God’s call to our Society. Our charism of the incarnated Love is such a treasure, and its timelessness has not faded! I continue to desire to contribute to the Society’s mission through my humble service, wherever I am or wherever God may call and send me.
I guess, from the very start of wanting to become a religious sister, was the desire to be a missionary. I vividly remember that intimate moment when I received my first holy communion and with my heart burning saying to Jesus whom I had just received, that I would give myself entirely to him and be a missionary beyond the boundaries of my country in faraway distant lands. Later that far away land I identified as Africa. I was going to go, love and serve in Africa! Yes, that is how Jesus lured me.
My name is Concepción Mateos Brito, but everyone calls me Conny. I’m a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I was born in Mexico City but I grew up in Monterrey. I come from a very ordinary family, I’m the fourth of six children and I had the opportunity to study in Catholic Schools up to University. I am passionate about basketball, have always loved films, am a tireless contemplator, an adventurer and a risk taker. I might say that I am one more person in the world, like other women who feel pride in their own identity and who share with others the dream of making a better world.
A bit about myself: I am the eldest of 6 in my family of origin, with a large extended family--45 first cousins! I felt drawn to the Society because of the clear centrality of Jesus in its spirituality, and its contemplative charism; I entered after graduating from LeMoyne College, a Jesuit school in Syracuse, New York. My earlier teachers were Franciscan Sisters, for whose influence I am still grateful.
Life is a gift and a process, a fascinating opportunity to discover and develop the humanity that dwells within us, alive with the mystery of God, the God who is its source and its horizon, its Alpha and its Omega.
My father used to tell me that he had asked my mother to give him: “first a boy, then a girl.” And that came to be!
I was born in Niterói, when it was the capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro. It was a peaceful city where we could play in the street, make friends, and walk beside the sea. Because I was born by the sea they called me Marina.
I am Karla Núñez from the Peruvian Province. I was born in Lima December 30, 1970, but my childhood and adolescence were spent in Piura in the north of the country. When I finished secondary school, I moved to Lima for further studies.