Jean West, reflects on her journey to India with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

“I returned from India in May…but can honestly tell you that I left part of my heart there. I knew the trip would be awesome, but to meet the Sisters and to see first-hand the work that they do … it was life-changing for me. Traveling with the Sisters to their ministries in southern India was truly a journey! I’ll never forget our driver Deepu, and listening to the Indian music in the car as we dodged traffic, or drove past elephants and witnessed sunrises and sunsets on the way. It was exhilarating!

“What fills my heart is remembering my conversations with Sister Ann, Sister Nimmie, Sister Joicy, Sister Gracy. These women are tireless and courageous. They are filled with humor, passion and a deep faith. Each morning, I joined them for Mass and came to understand how their faith sustains them in their work. I will never forget them and will always be inspired by the ways they reach out with such compassion and love to people in need.”