Sister Amelia L. Sarmiento, known as Sister Meng, died early in the afternoon on December 5, 2018 at the Dominican Sisters’ convent, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. She was 59 years of age and in the 31st year of her religious profession: 23 years in the Sisters of Our Lady of Remedies and in her 8th year in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
She joined the Our Lady of Remedies Congregation on December 15, 1984, and entered the novitiate on January 18, 1986. She made First Profession of Vows on January 30, 1988, and Final Profession of vows on June 27, 1992.
Sister Meng was born in Angeles City, Philippines, to Jacobo and Susana (Limiac) Sarmiento. She graduated from Republic Central Colleges in Angeles City, and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Sister Meng served as a clerical assistant in Porac, and as a Christian Living Education (CLE) teacher, school treasurer, and CLE coordinator at parochial schools in Candaba, Porac and at University of the Assumption in San Fernando. She ministered as a catechist for St. Catherine Alexandria Parish in Arayat, and the Archdiocese of San Fernando in San Fernando.
Sister served as treasurer at parochial schools in Porac, Floridablanca, Lubao and Angeles City for over 17 years. She served in pastoral ministry for the Dominican Sisters in San Fernando, as Novice Co-formator for the Our Lady of Remedies Congregation for three years, as treasurer of the Congregation for four years, and as the Director of Formation for the Our Lady of Remedies Mission Chapter for two years, all in San Fernando.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Avelina Sarmiento Alfonso and Carlota Sarmiento. She is survived by three sisters: Teresita S. Pineda of San Fernando, Alicia S. Sio of Quezon City, and Linda S. Macasli of Angeles City.
The wake and viewing were on December 5-7, 2018 at St. Dominic’s Hall Motherhouse San Fernando Pampanga. Two archbishops, as well as diocesan, Dominican and other religious priests came for the viewing and Memorial Mass on December 8, 2018 at Holy Mary Memorial Park in Angeles City, Philippines. The Memorial Mass was in St. Dominic’s Convent Chapel, San Fernando, Philippines.
Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.
From left: Sister Amelia with students of Dominican School of Apalit during their Sports Fest. Sister Amelia in Baguio, the “Summer Capital” of the Philippines
From left: From left, Sisters Zenaida Nacpil, Racquel Rones, and Ameila at prayer in the formation house for novices, 2016. Sister Amelia with Katrina Acer Artates, then a postulant
From left: Sister Amelia (left) with Sister Meliza Arquillano, then a novice. From left, Sisters Jenny Fajardo, Ines Evangelista Manuel, Amelia Sarmiento, Remedios Basilio, Lourdes Pamintuan, and, in front, Sister Jolyn Dungo.
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