My name is Sister Suzana Tairo, born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa. I am a member of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. From the early days of my formation as a postulant and a novice in an international setting, I have experienced life with people from a variety of different cultures. As a Missionary nun I have lived for fifteen years in communities with others from diverse ethnic backgrounds. My studies in Rome, work in Canada, India and Tanzania provided me with an opportunity to appreciate and respect different cultures. I have been in Toronto, Ontario for five years, Oshawa, Ontario for five years, doing mission in India back and forth for several years. Currently I am residing in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This opportunity has been of great value to me in facilitating my integration as a missionary in Canada and other places that my obedience to which I am called by my congregation. I am grateful to God for this opportunity because it has allowed me to grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and globally as a citizen of this world providing me with the opportunity to appreciate life in a multicultural society.
Respect for one another is fundamental in building a sincere fraternity and trust in our society. Sincere open dialogue is the most effective way to journey together as a community and as children of God. My current apostolate is focused on family, young children and the vulnerable in our society. It is a wonderful feeling to get the opportunity to be a part in the molding of young minds which gives great joy and purpose in this world.