As I reflect on how our Vision touches my life, three words come to mind…FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE.

FAITH is the belief that I am empowered to practice, to the best of my ability, this vision. Through daily living and in my ministry at Little Company of Mary Hospital I try to confront racist attitudes, promote leadership with those to whom I minister, and be a model of a woman of peace.

I have HOPE that in trying to live this vision, structures will eventually change. Through continued reflection on our contemporary scene, my hope is that we will model a community of right relationships.

Out of LOVE for God, Church (institutional) and the community of the faithful, our Vision came to be. Through God's Spirit working in me and among us, I believe we will be true followers of our Father Dominic.

 

Anastasia McNichols, O.P.
Retired
Volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital
Evergreen Park, Illinois