She was scared of telling her dad about her decision to join the convent – and she felt guilty that there would be no grandchildren. She was so worried about speaking to him that she wrote a letter. “He was amazing. He rang me up, in tears. He wasn’t shocked at all.
“You grow up thinking that you’ll get married and have kids. To think anything other than that is hard to get used to. You do wonder what your children will look like, you do long for someone to love and for someone to love you. But another person could never fulfil what I long for. Only God can. I owe him everything.”