Sister Amaly Antoinette
Vocation Testimony of Sister Amaly Antoinette
I am Sr. Amaly Antoinette, I am a Little Sister since the year 2000. I was born in a loving Catholic family. I owe my parents for the faith and the good education they have provided. I have two sisters who made my childhood very memorable and now encourage me to live my call. I studied with the Sisters of St. Ann of Italy and I was very much fascinated with the white robe they wear. There was a missionary from Ireland who really inspired me to religious life. As I grew up my interest in sports shifted my attention. I am a State level KHO KHO Gold medalist and when was in 11th standard, I had a great opportunity to participate in the National Team. I considered it to be the greatest achievement in my life. My parents were a bit reluctant but as a stubborn child I would not heed to their advice so they let me do as I desired. I can still remember it was the year 1995, the Monday of the Holy week and we had the last practice in our school ground alas I had a fall and hurt my knees. I was unfit to travel, worldly speaking all the dreams for a National medal was shattered. I was angry with God, questioning him, how he could permit it? On Holy Thursday during the Mass of the Lord’s supper, I heard the Lord’s call, when all were seated, I stood up and responded to his call loudly (I do not remember what I said but my sister forcefully pulled me down and made me sit down ,calmed me and asked me to keep quiet) Little did I expect that the Lord was preparing me, not for a national medal which will be corrupted but for an eternal glory in the service of the Elderly.