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Age
37

Hometown
North Villazar, Sipocot, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Made Final Profession
April 3, 2016

Work Background
The majority of my work background includes teachingpredominantly preschool and special education. 

Present Ministry
House Directress for Mother of Good Counsel Center for Women and Childrena center for victims of sexual abuse.


Interests/Hobbies
Teaching, cooking, cleaning/organizing, listening to music, and reading books.


What drew me to the Adrian Dominican Sisters
To be a Dominican is God’s gift. I believe that we are called wherever He wills; it depends on our own charism, where we are fitted, and in service of God’s people. In 2007, I had some exposure to different mission areas. I was assigned to an education ministry in Tala and taught in our school in Apalit. I was also assigned in pastoral ministry with the women and farmers, and in special education and with children in Munting tahanan ng Nazareth. This center for abandoned and poor children with disabilities peaked my interest and passion to serve and love selflessly and continue in my formation.


What excites me about religious life today
Religious today can easily mingle with the faithful; a consecrated person can freely live in the world to be with God’s people – bringing the church to the people, and be a witness of love and joy, mercy, and compassion.

One thing that inspires and motivates me is to serve our brothers and sisters in the peripheries. I think responding to the call is an expression of great humility and selfless offering. Getting out to the comfort zone and passionately living with people on the margins is an expression of extraordinary service in a very ordinary way. Like St. Teresa of Calcuta did.




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Age
37

Hometown
Arayat, Pampanga, Philippines

Made Final Profession
March 4, 2017

Work Background
I worked as a Systems Analyst at Accenture. I was involved mainly with PeopleSoft build, test and deploy activities of project life cycles and online maintenance of employees’ job/personal data in a banking institution.


Present Ministry
Pastoral worker at Villa Maria, a resettlement area for Indigenous people (Ayta) in Porac, Pampanga. I also serve as the Justice and Peace Promoter of the Remedies Mission Chapter.


Interests/Hobbies
I love to read and take pensive walks.


What drew me to the Adrian Dominican Sisters
Community life and the Sisters’ mission. We complement one another as we share in the mission of Jesus. In this community of diverse and uniquely gifted women, where love and growth thrive, I saw myself blending in.

What excites me about religious life today
I’d say it’s a challenge to be a prophetic voice in our present age. But there the excitement lies…how to be both creative and authentic in bearing witness to the Gospel values amidst the world’s secularism.




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Age
42

Hometown
Balagtas St. Camalig Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines

Made First Profession
March 4, 2017

Work Background
I started to work in my early age at 16. I had a few different experiences working in factories in Manila, making candies and construction materials. I also worked as a caddy girl at Mimosa Golf and Country Club, as a dishwasher for a catering service, and finally before I entered, I worked in an institution which helped clients that had been abandoned, abused, and assisted unwed mothers.

Present Ministry
During my Postulancy, I was sent to the Aetas, at Villa Maria and Barangay Diaz for three months, and the same place for four months during my Apostolic year. I was also assigned a school ministry at Lubao Community and assisted Sister Zenaida in our small library.

Interests/Hobbies
I like playing guitar and keyboard, playing volleyball, and eating.

What drew me to the Adrian Dominican Sisters
Being part of Adrian is an opportunity to live out the Gospel truth in our lives through formation. When I entered the Remedies Chapter, I never knew about the beginning of our Congregation, they only discuss this after entrance. I am very grateful to know that a small family I found is a big family on a distant shore. 

What excites me about religious life today
It is the mission of Christ on earth, being part of the cross, to love the people of God, to embrace those people who cannot accept the person as I am. To serve and not to be served. To live out the Gospel of Christ in my life and to share good things so that the people of God will see the presence and face of Christ in me. That in all things, God may be glorified!




 

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