Making a permanent commitment to follow Christ Wisdom
Sr Elvira Muñoz, DW
Sr. Lorena Serbín received her formation at the international Spanish language Novitiate in Lima. Her community and apostolic experience followed at Huánuco-Perú.
Since her first profession, she was sent to Santa Clara community in the province of Jujuy, in the north of Argentina, where she worked in a Center for Child Education. Later, she went to Buenos Aires.
During these years, she worked in the field of infant education and in youth vocation ministry. She is now completing her degree in education management. In 2016, Sr. Lorena participated in the preparation to perpetual vows in Haiti.
On Sunday, January 13, day of the feast of the Baptism of Jesus and of the anniversary of the Congregation’s foundation in Argentina, Sr. Cynthia Lorena Serbín made her perpetual vows of obedience, poverty and celibacy as member of the Congregation. She thus publicly ratified her option to live total consecration to Christ and to commit every day of her life at the service of the destitute in society.
This event took place in Our Lady of Luján parish, a poor and simple neighbourhood of Banfield on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The Eucharist was presided by two secular priests, the current pastor, Alejandro Silva and Father Arnaldo Villaba, former administrator and friend of the Sisters of the community.
Sister Lorena was accompanied by her family and 8 Sisters from the ‘Maria Luisa’ Delegation: 3 Sisters of her community, 2 from Ecuador and 3 from Peru. Were also at the celebration, the Friends of Wisdom, many members of the Christian community, as many adults as young people, with whom Lorena shared her life and her mission. The church was filled with faithful. For many, it was their first experience of a perpetual profession. It was an intense time of prayer and emotion, a clear witnessing of what Jesus and his Reign can inspire today in the lives of women like Lorena who answer Wisdom’s call : “Come, I want to make you happy” (LEW 66)
The young adults were particularly touched by the celebration of profession of Sr. Lorena. After the Eucharist, during a time of sharing, questions arose in the sense of curiosity on religious life and what can the following of Jesus mean in this particular vocation. No doubt, the seed of the call to the service of the Kingdom of God was sowed in some of the young people.
We acknowledge the help, collaboration and closeness of the Friends of Wisdom. Among these, many assumed responsibilities and are true collaborators in the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom in Argentina.
Let us entrust to Mary the final YES of Sr. Lorena Serbín