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Sr Clare Jardine
Sr Clare JardineI have recently celebrated my silver jubilee and had the opportunity to look back on my vocation from a faith perspective. I first experienced a call to religious life after a pilgrimage to Israel.  I had been searching for my way in life for some time and at first was somewhat surprised by the thought that God was asking me to offer my life in this way.  Around the same time I got to know the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion through a friend of my mother.  I took part in some “prayer weekends” which were designed to introduce young women to religious life and to Sion.  From the outset I felt at home and knew in my heart that this was the right place for me.  I joined the formation community about 18 months later.

Before I entered I worked with children with learning difficulties but after the novitiate I felt that my call was taking me to a deeper study of theology and Judaism.  For the last twenty years I have been engaged in Christian-Jewish dialogue and in teaching adults about Judaism and the relationship between the Church and the Jewish people.

So far my life in the Congregation has been a deep personal experience and I have been stretched in every direction. My response to God’s call has continued throughout my religious life and I have lived out that call in the context of community which is both challenging and rewarding.



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  • Sr Clare Jardine
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