Sister Josefa - When she first worked as a Sister of Compassion when she was young, Sister Josefa avoided working at the Soup Kitchen as she didn't know how to engage with men who had alcohol problems or other social issues.
'Initially I felt insecure and unsure of how to deal with the Soup Kitchen guests. For me, it was an unknown. I did not know how street people lived or how to meet with them.'
'Now working at the Soup Kitchen, I find I enjoy it very much. It's wonderful, being older and more experienced I enjoy the people I encounter while working here. They give me something about life. They teach me a lot.'
After nearly 40 years of service with the Sisters of Compassion, Sr Josefa continues to embrace her work, welcoming the chance to do new things, making the most out of every day. As Sr Josefa says, 'life is short'.