I am Sr Hazel Alphonse, the youngest of nine children, five brothers and three sisters. I was born in St Lucia. My upbringing in a devout Catholic family prepared me to listen to God’s Call and to respond to it.
Although my parents never spoke of religious vocations, their lives were a living testimony of a relationship rooted in God. I was immersed in the simple faith of my parents. It was there that I grew to appreciate the value of a spiritual life.
My journey began many years ago. I believe that the result of devout and faithful parents, trying to nurture a Catholic family, is the seed of my vocation. From a very young age, I have had this desire to be of service to God and my brothers and sisters. I believe it was the work of the Holy Spirit in my heart that prompted this inner movement to become a Religious Sister.