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Sister Roselani Enomoto, CSJ: "Transformed into Action for the Sake of Mission"

an interview with Sister Roselani Enomoto, CSJ, by Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP, Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 3, 2011

My all-time favorite passage from Scripture is Psalm 139. It’s taking me a lifetime to unpack its fullness through prayer and contemplation; through active witness to all of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy of which I, as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, am capable of and which will most benefit the dear neighbor.

God is always “soul greening” me, and every day I find examples of this transformation taking place. Beginning in elementary school, I found God laying the stepping stones for my life’s path through the inspiration and example of my teacher Sister Mary Raymund, CSJ, in the third, fourth and seventh grades at Holy Rosary School in Paia, Maui. Established in 1939, this was the first mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on Maui. Sister Mary Raymund was a holy model and mentor of living according to what she believed God was calling her to be and do. It was because of her way of being and doing, and the example of how she radiated Christ in all seasons of life, that I find myself often reflecting, “What would Sister Mary Raymund do?”
In my early stages of formation in religious life, I was blessed to be under her instruction again as she was assigned the task of training of young women to become good sisters. Along with the mentorship of other CSJ Sisters, religious and diocesan priestly faculty at Mount St. Mary’s College in California, I grew in the spiritual practices of the vocal prayer of the church, the Divine Office, and in contemplative prayer.
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Sister Roselani Enomoto, Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet