This week, get to know Sr. Mary Stephen! Originally from Texas, and currently stationed in Boston, Sr. Stephen has been a Daughter of St. Paul for more than 60 years and has worked in many areas of the Pauline apostolate. And make sure you check out her three-part advice for discerners at the end!
What is your name? Sr. Mary Stephen
Where are you from originally? South Central Texas
How long have you been a Sister? 65 years
Briefly, how did you meet the Daughters of St. Paul? Through my parish priest
What are some assignments you’ve had as a Daughter of St. Paul? I have worked in the book bindery, the book center, and filling orders in the Spanish Distribution Center.
What is one thing you have done as a Sister that you never thought you’d do? I never thought I would serve in Puerto Rico!
Do you have a brief “mission moment” that you could share (a brief story of how our Pauline mission has touched a life)? I worked “behind the scenes” for many years, but I know our mission touched many lives!
Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate
What is your favorite place where you have been stationed? San Antonio, Texas (because I am from Texas)
Are you a morning person or a night person? A mid-morning person
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Do you have a favorite movie? I like to see movies on the lives of the saints.
Glasses or contacts? Glasses
What advice would you give to a young woman in discernment? 1) Pray to know what the Lord wants you to do. 2) If it is religious life—try it. Only then will you really know. 3) Ask the grace to do what the Lord wants of you.