Introducing the members of Daughters of St. Paul
has been my conviction when I entered the convent. It has already been 39 years
since then and I had no hesitation.
My father who was not in good health, believed in "Seicho no Ie" (House of
long life) and he has been reading many books by Masaharu Taniguchi. He often
said that we are God's children, and prayed a lot whenever there was something.
Probably it was his influence that I had been looking for God ever since I was
a slightest wish, God will grant and answer sooner or later. This is my conviction
through experience. Searching, I went from Kagoshima to Tsushi, Mie prefecture,
and started to work. I looked for a church. I listened to the Luther hour on the
radio, and got the bible. Then I looked for someone going to the church and went
that I think about that time, I am surprised to see me being positive and active.
By going to church, I felt like someone traveling in a desert and who has just
found an oasis. I was filled with joy, emotion and gratitude. Then I received
the gift of baptism.
is the real happiness ? Looking for the truth, I arrived to the religious vocation.
Many of the church seniors went into a convent. My god-mother and some friends.
They invited me to retreats for vocation. Also two Sisters from the Daughters
of St. Paul came to the church and to my office.
one cannot find the truth, I wish to say, and to prove that truth can be found
surely in the church and in a religious life. At the present, I keep living in
heading for the dream and hope that I used to have.