Julie Buckley

Sisters of Marie Reparatrice

After finishing school, I trained as a nurse and later as a midwife. I gave up practicing my faith and enjoyed a busy social life. Over time tough, I experienced a growing emptiness and dissatisfaction with my life, which no socializing would fill. One Sunday, I went to Mass and hearing the gospel, everything suddenly made sense and I found myself wanting to return to Mass. Over time and with the support of a religious sister, my questions were answered and I felt God was inviting me to follow him as a religious. I never regret saying ‘yes’. I am happy and fulfilled in life. God gives me more that I could ever have imagined or dreamed of.