I would like to speak primarily about the call of God in my life, focusing on the abundance of His mercy towards me while Our Lord waited for my response to His invitation of love.
I was born in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, as the youngest of eight children. Even though I grew up in a Catholic family, the idea of consecrating my life to God never crossed my mind. In addition, as a Catholic “barely” I lived my faith.
For many years I lived feeling that I was far from everything since I did not know the Lord. All my life l searched for the meaning of God´s love for me. When I was 21 years old I started working for one of my uncles who owned a famous restaurant and worked as an administrator. Meanwhile, my heart began to fill with things of the world; friends, fashion and things that separated me more and more from God.
As time passed, one day a cousin of mine organized a surprise party for my birthday at the restaurant. He invited many people including people from the bank where I used to go every day. In that bank there was a particular person who usually helped me. This person came to the party and in the middle the music, laughter and fun, he came to my table and told me that he wanted to tell me something very special. I expected everything except the phrase that he used: ”God loves you and He has a plan for you. Do not be afraid.” This annoyed me a lot because I thought that God was not part of the plan at that particular moment. Nevertheless, that phrase entered into the depth of my heart without knowing it since my heart was still distracted with things of the world.
I asked this guy to leave the party, but he insisted on telling me about God to the point of making me a bet. He knew that I liked music. So he invited me to Church for Mass where there was a chorus that played and sang excellent. I told him that I had never seen anyone singing better than the chorus from my parish. I accepted the bet, and I went to Mass just to be the winner. It was not the bet, it was not the music that won, was God who trump. Because God knew that I was going to realize that I needed a friend, I needed a Savior. The Lord began to work in my heart.
From that time on, I really believe that in that particular moment was when God started fighting for me as my savior. He triumphed on my bet! Later I received an invitation to belong to this choir, but before saying yes, I attend the life in the Spirit seminar. This deep experience was followed by a great desire to grow in a deep and personal love for God.
In 1993 I attended a large Charismatic youth conference in Monterrey, Mexico. In the conference where I met some of the Sisters of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ evangelizing, preaching, and leading worship.
During the conference we had the Holy Hour it was the deepest moment for me although I was with my boyfriend, I knew that I wanted be happy and I searched for something more than just to be with him. So, at that moment it was when I asked the Lord to show me the path that made me fully happy and where my desire to serve Him was foolishly profound. I felt the Lord gently calling me to serve him: calling me to love through a religious vocation. Afterwards I experienced some fears and I also was scared to tell anyone at first, including my family. I prayed for the strength to remain faithful to respond to God’s call for one year, and the Lord listened to me. He gave me the courage to do His will.
Once the discernment matured, I began to contact the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ asking them for a process to join the community. In the course of time God´s desires for me surpassed my own, and He continues to lead my beyond my own plans to the heights of his great love.