The eldest of nine children, Sr. Lucía Aurora Herrerías Guerra was born in Mexico City and joined the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity in 1976. She completed theological studies in Manila at the University of St. Thomas in 1985, a doctorate in philosophy at Gregorian University of Rome in 1995, worked as a missionary in Spain, Australia, the Philippines, Mexico and Italy, and taught philosophy for many years. She was president of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity from 2012 to 2018. She wa also a contributor to the first round of the GSR series "The Life." She currently lives in Mexico.
The virus blocked us. Like a sudden stop in the face of an unexpected obstacle on the road. Many things that seemed essential went on hold. So many others that we believed unnecessary became vital.
Last December, I wrote that my cellphone had gone silent. Well, it was not quiet for long! The Lord began to call very soon. Almost immediately, I would say! His many calls come from a diversity of people and places.
Since finishing my service as president of my order, my phone is (almost) mute. My email tray is almost empty. But the Lord sends hundreds of messages every day. God's call is insistent: "Console my people, console them."
The International Congress of Consecrated Life was a chance to listen to, share with and be enriched by people from many parts of the world belonging to all forms of consecrated life in the church today.