“I believe my vocation, my call to religious life, began at home through the prayer and example of my family. I was 18, and I tried to ignore this idea. At the time, I thought I would be locked away in the convent and I would miss all my fun life.  Eventually I had to do something and because I was attracted to looking after little babies I entered the Sisters of Compassion. Why do I stay? Without God, I can do nothing. God reveals his love for me through my family, through my sisters in religion, through the people I journey with and the people I care for in the hospital and nursing home. God also reveals his love for me through the Māori people, by the way they love me and accept me as I am and who I am.”

Sister Mina’s story on video.