Sr. Alicia Torres
Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago
Sr. Alicia, when asked to reflect on one of her highlights of her time in religious life responds that it is powerful to be “asked to be living witnesses of God’s love and mercy in the world.” She is also excited and finds it a great blessing “the daily challenge to grow in holiness and serve my brothers and sisters in need,” a challenge that is strengthened through prayer. This dedication to service is shown through her ministry at the Mission of Our Lady of Angels where she and the rest of the Franciscans of the Eucharist live and work. Their ministry is to work with the larger community which faces the reality of violence and poverty.
As she reflects more on religious life and the Year of Consecrated Life, Sr. Alicia looks forward to re-reading documents such as Perfectae Caritatis, and Vita Consecrata, both on Consecrated Life, in addition to participating in events to celebrate the year. Thinking about her vocation she “hopes that as a religious I can be faithful to the Church’s vision for religious life and serve joyfully wherever I am asked to serve.”
Sr. Alicia professed first vows in October of 2012, and she will take final vows in October of 2015. She likes to share that she “enjoys cooking, reading, and playing music!” During this year we offer our prayers to her and her communities.
This is an entry in our “Profiles of Consecrated Life Blog”. We have sent questions for reflection to members of consecrated life in the Archdiocese to learn from their experience and about their lives as consecrated people.