Sister Elizabeth Huot
It is Jesus who chose me and guided me towards this community.
Why I entered in Dominican Missionary Adorers? It is Jesus who chose me and guided me towards this community. Although I grew up in a Christian family with deep religious convictions, I had in no way thought of becoming a nun. However, marriage did not appeal to me either, even though I saw my five sisters follow this path. In fact, I felt different from others, shy and having little confidence in myself and fearful about the future, although succeeding well in my studies and in the various commitments during my adolescence. I was looking for a meaning to my life, to life itself...
Jesus and Mary were very important to me. I had never doubted about their presence. But this relationship had to become deeper and that is what I managed to somehow express in a meeting with a priest from my parish when I was 19: get to know Jesus better to love him more.
It was after this meeting, especially during a Eucharistic celebration, that I interiorly experienced the desire to belong completely to Jesus. At that moment, the congregation was singing: "O Jesus, I adore you, I give you my life, I love you so much." It became clear to me that I would be a religious... where, I did not know yet, but it was an interior certainty.
I shared this experience with the priest I had met before and he is the one who introduced me to the community of the Dominican Missionary Adorers. Jesus knew my shyness ... I would not have had the courage to go in search for a community! He had pity on me and brought me right away to the one he wanted for me! Indeed, on the first visit, I felt at home and comfortable with the spirituality that met my aspirations: adoration, silence, joyful fraternal life, love of Mary, etc. ... And after several stays there, I entered a year later as I had felt I would!
Gradually I deepened the spirituality of the community which is one that opens to a life of union with God, a life of intimacy with Jesus who gave his life for the love of us, especially in the Eucharist, a life where the emphasis is on being and not doing. And I continue even today, thirty years later, to deepen this immense love with which Jesus gives himself in the Eucharist, striving to be more and more united to him: it is never done once and for all And this growth expresses itself in a special way in community and fraternal life or in apostolic commitments where opportunities abound to prove my love for Jesus. And Mary also has a very important place in my life (and in that of the community). It was she who led me to Jesus. In brief, I am always happier; my thirst and hunger for Jesus never stops growing. I was looking for a meaning to my life. I truly found it in Jesus who is the source of my life, who gives meaning to everything I do and live, who helps me accomplish the Father's will like he did for the glory of the Trinity and the salvation of the world.
Sr. Elizabeth Huot, o.p., August 2015