Silver Jubilee of Sr. Angelina Michael

Article by the Province of Egypt/Sudan.


'The Lord will treat me with kindness to the end. Lord, your faithful love endures forever; do not abandon the work of your hands' (Ps 138:8).

On February 20, 2021, Sr. Angelina Michael Wen Garden celebrated her 25th anniversary of religious life. Born on December 14, 1964, in Wau, Bahr El Gazal, in northwestern South Sudan, Sr. Angelina joined the Congregation in 1991 in Khartoum, Sudan. She made her first profession in Cairo, Egypt, on December 8, 1995.

In 2015, Angelina Michael was a founding member of the Community of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in the Holy Rosary Parish in Juba, South Sudan.

Sr. Angelina Michael recently celebrated her Silver Jubilee of religious life.

"I thank the Lord for his goodness to me," said Sr. Angelina, "for the gift of my life and my vocation. I thank him also for my family and friends. I thank especially the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd and all those who have helped and accompanied me in my journey of 25 years - full of faith and love.

"There have been many challenges in 25 years, but, as Saint Mary Euphrasia said in her Conferences: 'If you always love one another, if you always uphold one another, you will be capable of working wonders' (Chapter LXVIII).

"It has not been an easy road, but with the help of God, I have been able to continue my journey with him. I am happy in my vocation of religious life, as the Lord says: 'I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness' (Jr 31:3).

"Thank you, Lord, for everything that I have in my life, whether good or challenging; your merciful love and kindness have helped me and brought me happiness.

"Prayer, reconciliation, and listening have been the key to my life. They have helped me to live and will continue to carry me to the end of my life. With your blessings and mercy, by the help of my mother Mary, I will continue to sing with her: 'My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior, for… the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name'. "