Sister Angelina Anthony
Vocation Testimony of Sister Angelina Anthony
I am Sister Angelina Anthony, a Little Sister of the Poor. I grew up in a catholic family in Andhra Pradesh where faith was very strong. As a child I had noticed the love and respect my parents showed to priests and religious. When I was small I studied in SFS (St. Francis de Sales) School. Whenever I saw Sisters I used to get frightened of them. My mother told me that priests and religious are very much loved by God. So, I need not be afraid of them. When I was six years old if anyone asked me what I would like to become when I grew up, I always said that I wanted to become a nun. As years passed by the desire to become a num disappeared from my mind. When I was doing my college I used to go to the Little Sisters in Secunderabad, stayed with them in order to help the elderly. I was so touched to see the Little Sisters taking care of the elderly with so much love and dedication. I used to see the smiling face of the elderly people. I sat with them and listened to their stories. One day an old lady told me “Why don’t you become a Little Sister so that you could always stay us?” These words made me ponder and the desire to become a religious came up once again. I prayed and told Jesus that I want to be with Him and that I want to live for Him. I came home and told my parents my desire to become a Little Sister of the Poor. They did not oppose but gave their consent and said “Yes” to my wish. Today, I am very happy to be a Little Sister of the Poor, serving Jesus in the elderly poor and bringing them joy during the declining years of their lives.