Age 37 Hometown North Villazar, Sipocot, Camarines Sur, Philippines Made Final Profession April 3, 2016 Work Background The majority of my work background includes teaching — predominantly preschool and special education. Present Ministry House Directress for Mother of Good Counsel Center for Women and Children — a 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.