Sister Zoe’s Story

Once upon a time a little girl was born on 8th December in the north of France while the snow still covered the earth with its white mantle.   Her parents called her Zoe in thanksgiving for the gift of life. This is how the story of my vocation began, rooted in a happy family life […]

Sister Catherine’s Story

In a clear and confident voice, in early February 2002,  Sister Catherine pronounced her perpetual vows and became a member of the Congregation of the Oblates of the Assumption.   The following is the story of a “Call from God”. Out of love for Jesus Christ and of my Brothers, I say “Yes” – the voice […]

Sister Giannina Tilkian

“Hope and the joy of life have never left me” I was born into an immigrant family in Paris.   My mother was Italian and my father Armenian.   My father being Armenian, they had escaped Turkey after having lost everything.   They arrived in Marseilles and eventually went to Paris. The house was full of friends and […]

Sister Juliette’s Story

Sister Juliette’s Story

“At the age of 11 years, I felt called by Christ to help the children of Iran and Iraq.” I was born in Burundi, the seventh in a family of eight children. My mother was widowed very early and had to raise all of her children alone. The three oldest had to leave school in […]