Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (commonly referred to the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco)
I was born in Delaware.
The Blessed Mother is really my favorite. She is my link between my biological family and my religious family. Our founders, St John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello had such trust in her under the title Mary Help of Christians.
Who to blame:
I blame Fr. Abe, SDB! He was the Salesian of St. John Bosco that I worked most closely and who helped me discern my vocation.
Sr. Mary Elizabeth Albers, SOLT
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
Originally from Silver Lake, KS (just outside of Topeka), I currently reside in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Our Blessed Mother is my favorite saint, probably because I have the closest relationship with her of any of the saints. I'm sort of always tugging at her skirt and I don't think she minds a bit, which is pretty amazing. She's not only the most beautiful model of what it means to belong entirely to God, she also helps each one of us to grow closer in our own relationship with Him.
Who to blame:
The top three people I have to blame are my brother, who first encouraged me to go to Belize as a missionary, a SOLT priest in Belize named Fr. Mark Wendling, who really showed me the joy of a life consecrated to God, and Our Lady, who took seriously the consecration I made to Jesus through her prior to the experience of being called to religious life.