I have never looked back or regretted the decision I made all those years ago to become a religious. I know I am loveable and loving. I believe there are many ways to live life and to experience the love of God, but for me it was to be a religious. As my journey continues, changes in my life have given me a lot to learn from my own experiences. Compassion is my leading light – the joy is not so much in what I have given but in what I have received from people I have encountered on my journey. It is a grace to realize and acknowledge that Mother Aubert’s spirit continues to be alive in the work we do today making a difference to the people in need who don’t have much. ‘Thanks be to God’. Sister Josefa was honoured in November 2021 with the Benermerenti medal, awarded by Pope Francis for services to the Catholic Church.