Two sisters become nuns at the same time

Lourdes and Gloria Salgado are from Ciempozuelos, Spain (near the city of Madrid). They’re the youngest of a large family (seven siblings) and they’re part of Generation Z, the generation born around the year 2000 who are considered digital natives.

Oct 22, 2021

Lourdes and Gloria Salgado. (Aleteia/ diocesisgetafe.es)



By Dolors Massot

Lourdes and Gloria Salgado are from Ciempozuelos, Spain (near the city of Madrid). They’re the youngest of a large family (seven siblings) and they’re part of Generation Z, the generation born around the year 2000 who are considered digital natives.

These young women both discovered a call to religious life, and in just over a month’, they’ll both enter their respective orders. Although Lourdes and Gloria have a religious vocation, they’re not on the same vocational path: Gloria — who is 18 years old — entered the novitiate of the Order of Our Lady on September 8, whereas Lourdes will begin as a postulant, at the age of 20, at the Iesu Communio convent of La Aguilera in Burgos.

Lourdes says, “I cannot say anything but ‘thank you.’ I’m infinitely grateful to God and His Church. I don’t deserve this life; it’s only by His mercy that I can live my religious vocation. I want to live forever serving Him.”

Her sister Gloria, who has just finished high school and reached legal adulthood, explains how her vocational process has been and what motivated her to become a religious. She declares that “the best part of my life is for Jesus.”

Both Gloria and Lourdes say that their family, the school where they studied, and the Neocatechumenal Way helped them discover their personal vocation.

Gloria adds that the decision they’ve made to give themselves totally to the Lord in religious life wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Our Lady.

Gloria echoes Mary’s ‘yes’ in a concrete way, quoting the late UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold: “I can only say: ‘For all that has been, THANK YOU; for all that will be, YES.’” --Aleteia

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