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Vocation Story

Sr. Ma. Teresa

I can now say that my vocation started when I was 3 years old. I have seen how God works in my life, how He has been my constant provider. Because of His graces, I feel blessed, the most blessed. Looking back, I had a comfortable life, an easy access kind of life, a well-secured life, and a lovable protective and supportive family.  

My mom was right in telling me that I lacked endurance and suffering. She told me that I needed to experience more challenges, difficulties, and problems so that I might be able to understand life. I was once a lost sheep. I didn’t know what to do with my life, I didn’t have any direction, and I was dependent on my parents. While I was in search of my heart’s desires, I started hearing “the call” when I was working in Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital amidst the silence in my room. Through the persistence of Sr. Corazon Bunagan, having a dialogue with her and everything, I was able to somehow have a direction where to go to. “The calling” was stronger when I received the acceptance letter. I was bothered and I didn’t know what to do. I asked for help from Sr. Adelina. We were in Mt. Saint Paul, while I was waiting in the chapel and I couldn’t hold my emotions and I started crying and I don’t know why. I heard a voice and it was a song “do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you?” I encountered God through that song that made me ask myself why am I still looking for more than I already have everything. Maybe this is how God called me through His mysterious ways, inviting me to “come and see”. To my surprise my parents and brothers were not against my decision in entering the convent, they were very supportive and full of wisdom. It is not what I expected. God works in mysterious ways, when He wants you, He’ll get you.

“Whatever I do, I do not rely on my own strength, but on God’s grace.”

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska


Our Lady of Chartres Convent
203 Provincial Road,
Antipolo City, 1870


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