Sister Jeannine Marie

of the Precious Blood (Collier), O.C.D.

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all thy wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1

This is truly the sentiment that fills my heart as I reflect on all the graces and kindnesses the Lord has shown to me over these 50 years in religious life. All through my religious life I would find myself repeating these simple words: “God is good.” I would never be able to return such lavish grace as: bringing me to this Community, knowing and loving these Sisters, living this charism, and receiving this faith. Each day is another opportunity for gratitude. May He be eternally praised!

Get to know Sister:

Where did you grow up?

La Puente, California.

In one word, how would you describe your time as a religious?

Captivating.

What drew you to Carmel?

A love for prayer.

What tips do you have for younger religious on how to persevere in their vocation?

Cast all your cares on the Lord, and He will care for you.

For you personally, what does it mean to be a Carmelite?

It means to be a conduit of prayer for the world.

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