Sister Margaret Christina Collins
Sister Margaret Christina Collins, from County Clare, Ireland, is the second youngest in a family of seven children. Even as a teenager, she was certain that she would dedicate herself as a Sister in religious life. After visiting the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas at St. Michael’s Convent in Carrigoran, Ireland, Sister Margaret Christina made the decision to enter this Congregation.
Sister Margaret Christina has three sisters who entered religious congregations. One entered the Order of St. Joseph of the Apparition, another one entered the Mercy Sisters and her third sister entered the Salesian Sisters.
Sister Margaret Christina made First Profession of Vows on August 15, 1960, and Final Profession of Vows on August 15, 1965.
Over the years, she has worked in many of the Congregation’s sponsored facilities, including hospitals, orphanages, and geriatric centers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Utah. However, the greater part of her life has been spent ministering to the elderly.
Sister Margaret Christina says that she has experienced many beautiful moments throughout her religious life. While she has touched many lives, she feels that her own life has been touched and made richer by those she has served. She adds that the single most outstanding moment of her religious life was when she made her Perpetual Profession.