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Sharing faith experiences I – Sr. Fabiola Fernandes
Welcome to our special program on the Year of Faith, THE FAITHFUL WITNESS, a series on the lives of Inspiring People and Witnesses of faith in the Catholic Church from around the world. These are people who lived their ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. They are examples of great fortitude and virtue. Their unique stories inspire us to be rooted in our faith. God calls each one of us today to inspire our brothers and sisters and to be witnesses of our faith.
The Faithful Witness of this week is Fabiola Fernandes, a religious nun from the Indian state of Goa. She belongs to the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate, popularly known in India as Nirmala Sisters. She is the fifth of eight children born and brought up in a traditional catholic family. In this two-part interview Sr. Fabiola speaks about her life, faith experiences, her vocation, and her approach to life and mission.
Our Faithful Witness of today, Sr Fabiola Fernandes of Goa, India shares with us her own faith experiences, her mission and more. Sr Fabiola a very hearty welcome to Vatican Radio.
Tell us briefly about you.
Who inspired you to become a religious nun?
How did you join the Missionary Sisters of Immaculate?
What was the response of your parents? When you wanted to join a Missionary congregation were your parents not against it?
You seem to have got a very strong faith foundation. What was your family’s faith promoting practices at home?
Thank you Sr Fabiola. That was Sr Fabiola Fernandes of Goa, India sharing her faith experience. You can listen to the second part of this interview next week.
You have been listening to THE FAITHFUL WITNESS our weekly series based on the lives of Inspiring People and Witnesses of faith in the Catholic Church from around the world. Our Faithful Witness today has been Sr Fabiola Fernandes from India. If you have a faith experience to share with us, let us know. Visit our website radiovaticana.va.
By P.J. Joseph SJ
FRIDAY, 12 July 2013