“Looking at the things I closed the door on entering religious life — that was very difficult.” Sister Regina Gallo talks about giving up her dreams of becoming a wife and mother in order to become a Sisters of Providence.
“The vows. I think those are always the biggest things people want to ask you. How could you possibly live this, this and that.” Sister Regina talks poverty, chastity and obedience.
Who would make a good Sister of Providence? “Someone that has a passion and love for life and for creation and for all that God has created.”
“You realize in that very moment when they’re transferring from this life to the next realm that all of this craziness that we experience here, none of it matters any more.” Sister Regina Gallo talks about her ministry as a hospice chaplain in Chicago.
“My compassion, my love, my acceptance, my tolerance has changed and grown.”
“I believed that I could strive for deeper and become the person God has truly created me to become within this particular group.”
Connect with Sister Regina
I am passionate about … Being present to others & being an advocate for those without a voice (especially the elderly & children)
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of God is … Thank you & Awesome!
Three things that are sure to make me smile are … babies, dogs, being with people I enjoy
When I am not at work or involved in ministry, you are most likely to find me … At present: with my dad
My good friend says I’m …loyal, caring, reliable & fun
On weekends I love to … relax with friends
My biggest pet peeve is … when people say they will do something & they don’t
Favorite saint: Mother Theodore Guerin
Favorite sinner: Jack Kevorkian
Favorite food: Italian, Greek, a good hamburger & Mexican
Favorite pizza topping: Cheese, black olives, & at times other veggies
Favorite course in school: Pastoral Counseling & Philospohy
Favorite form of prayer: Meditation & being in the presence of nature
Favorite TV program: Blue Bloods
Favorite music/song: Anything with Barbra Streisand
Favorite website: www.sistersofprovidence.org
Favorite authors: Joyce Rupp, Joan Chittister, Elizabeth Johnson, Jan Phillips, Joseph Campbell, James Van Praugh
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