Q & A with Sister Daisy Kollamparampil


JOHNSTON — Originally from Kerala, India, Sister Daisy Kollamparampil has served here in the Diocese of Providence as a second-grade teacher at St. Rocco School in Johnston for the past 10 years. She felt a call to religious life as a young girl, always drawn to be an educator and live her life for Jesus.
“It’s been 32 years and I have to say, I’ve never looked back,” said Sister Daisy, smiling. Here, she gives a glimpse into her life as a Daughter of Our Lady of the Garden.
What would you say is the best way for families to encourage or support vocations with their children?
Family. Family prayer, family dinner are so important. Talk to your children about Jesus. When I have a meeting with the parents, some say they have no time. I tell them, you have time for everything. Make a schedule, plan to go to church and after church, talk about the Mass in the car. Go to breakfast and discuss everything Father had to say in his homily.
What is your greatest blessing living as a religious sister?
The greatest blessing is bringing Jesus to other people, especially the children. They believe in you. There’s always going to be difficult moments, too, and you need to ask God to help you.
Do you have any special hobbies?
I like many things. I like gardening and I also like to watch nice movies (like Hallmark’s Christmas in July!) And I like music, especially in my language because the words are so powerful to me.