Trusting in the goodness of God

About

I was born in Namyangju, Kyunggido in South Korea. My family was Buddhist.  When I was 13 years old, my grandmother passed away.  At that time I knew my grandmother’s baptismal name was Anna and that she was Catholic.While I attended the funeral Mass, something moved inside my heart.  After that I went to Catholic church by myself and was baptized when I was 14 years old.  

Also I met a friend in my middle school who was a Catholic and wanted to become a nun.  She suggested to me ‘Let’s become a nun together.’  So we developed our dream together.  But now she is married.  After that I met another friend in my church, and she became a Good Shepherd Sister before me.  When I was in my early thirties, she invited me to join our congregation.  My family also became Catholic after I professed my first vows.

In Good Shepherd

Since 2009 and in between other ministries, I have been involved in sex education through a program called 'Teen STAR'.  This program is a consciousness raising and education program for the women in our ministries. People are puzzled when they go to a training place. How does a nun undertake sex education? I never imagined that I would be involved in such a program.  However, the question disappears when we clarity that this program is 'values education' as it involves 'sexuality education in the context of adult responsibility.' 

Currently I am conducting sex education retreats for the seminarians in Korea.  The 'Teen STAR' Program is based on a theology of the body so I became interested in it.  Now I am studying theology at the graduate school, out of personal interest.

The Challenges

My biggest challenge is myself.  I am a free and idealistic person, but Good Shepherd ministry has always challenged me to be more realistic.  

The Inspiration

I can’t see clearly what is God’s plan in my life but I trust that I will discover how much God has prepared good things for me.  I just can say ‘Here I am Lord’.

 

 

 

 

Projects

Province Chapter, Northeast Asia

Province Chapter, Northeast Asia

The Province of Northeast Asia was the first in the Asia Pacific region to hold its Chapter from 10 – 18 October, 2019 and Sister Stella Rhee was elected as new Province Leader

Celebrating 50 years since the founding of Good Shepherd in Korea

Celebrating 50 years since the founding of Good Shepherd in Korea

Golden Jubilee celebrations in South Korea include a monthly retreat for the sisters, production of Good Shepherd resources, a Walking Pilgrimage and a Mass

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region