Ita Sutherland

Being a religious sister today in the climate of few vocations, many departures and ageing companions means for me holding on to my firm conviction that I am called to share in the life and mission of Christ.

I hope I will never lose the daring of mission which has nothing to do with survival of religious life!

People will be drawn to the Gospel if they find in me a true joy which makes no sense if God does not exist. It was at the very moment of crisis in Jesus’ mission when his community was falling to pieces at the last supper that Jesus instituted the Eucharist giving us Himself to transcend all evil and crisis.

This Eucharist is my food and strength for and in my life.