We are not only for ourselves in the world, but for others
Marie Dudová was born on July 12, 1947 in Pravonín in the Podblanicko region as the oldest of three sisters. Her father’s family lost their butcher’s trade after 1948. They have lived in Nusle in Prague since she was five. There she attended the first grade of elementary school and also the church of St. Dean Alois Tylínek. In 1959 the family moved to Vršovice, where Marie graduated in Přípotoční Street the so-called 12 years school. After graduating in 1965, she joined the Pragokoncert as an accountant. In 1968, she experienced the August occupation in Prague and participated in a commemoration of Jan Palach. In April 1969 she joined the Congregation of Sisters Cyril and Methodius based in Velehrad. As a medical worker with a new nun name, Sister Vaclava worked at the Institute of Social Care for Youth in the premises of the pilgrimage house in Stojanov. In July 1985 she attended the so-called Peace Festival at Velehrad, and in November 1989 she was present at the canonization of Svatá Anežka Česká in Vatican. She still lives and works at Velehrad in the pilgrimage house Stojanov.