(1937-2023) Sister Maria Caridad has been looking directly at me every day from the intercessor card I received last winter to remind me to pray for her especially during this year. In her picture, she has a beautiful smile and a lovely bright pink blouse. Those who knew her best have shared with those who didn’t have that opportunity that she brought brightness in her manner and colorful dress, graciousness and peace in community life, and joyful and competent service to those she taught and tended to in pastoral ministry. Sister Carol Gross’ homily for the funeral of Sister Maria Caridad Pinuela began with this paragraph describing a woman who, before being seriously impacted by a stroke in 2002, had long been a model of gracious hospitality and compassion in all her ministries. Guillerma (the future Sister Maria Caridad) Pinuela was born on April 4, 1937, in Zarraga, Iloilo, Philippines, to Juan and Mercedes (Sendino) Pinuela. She was one of four siblings, along with two brothers, Wilfrido and Rogelio, and a sister, Flocerida. Juan died when Guillerma was quite young, so she unfortunately never really got to know him. She attended Zarraga School and then Sacred Heart Academy and was very active in Catholic Action, Girl Scouts, and the Red Cross and served as a coordinator with the 4-H Club. Right after graduating from Sacred Heart in June 1955, she entered the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary in Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines. Read more about Sister Maria (PDF). Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Vigil and Funeral Recordings Recording of Sister Maria Caridad's Vigil Service - After clicking the link, you can also download the recording by clicking on the three dots at the bottom right corner of the screen and choosing "Download." Worship Aid (PDF) Recording of Sister Maria Caridad's Funeral Mass - After clicking the link, you can also download the recording by clicking on the three dots at the bottom right corner of the screen and choosing "Download." Worship Aid (PDF) Leave your comments and remembrances (if you don't see the comment box below, click on the "Read More" link).