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Sister Marilín Llanes, OP

Age
53


Hometown
Santa Maria del Rosario (Habana, Cuba)


Made First Profession
August 8, 1991  and  April 10, 2016


Work Background
Worked in various financial institutions, Building Coordinator at St. Mary’s University Center for Legal and Social Justice, Mental Health Counselor, and School Psychologist.


Present Ministry
Current full-time ministry as School Psychologist and serve on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board.


Interests/Hobbies
Enjoy hiking and exploring national parks, reading books from a wide range of spiritual authors and inspiring literature, and making time to share with friends, Sisters, and family.


What drew me to the Adrian Dominican Sisters
A desire to deepen my relationship with God and to live in community to share faith and life with my beloved Adrian Dominican Sisters and other vowed women.


What excites me about religious life today
The emerging new ways of partnering with others, responding to social, economic, and ecological needs of earth community, and being a living witness to the mission of Jesus as women and men consecrated to vowed life.  




Sister Katherine Frazier

Age
32

Hometown
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Reception into Novitiate
August 8, 2016

Work Background
I have worked for the Cabrini Mission Corps as a Missioner in Campus Ministry at Cabrini College and also as the Bishop Donald W. Trautma House Coordinator/Associate Campus Minister at Gannon University.

Present Ministry
I am currently in the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate in St. Louis. For my ministry this year, I am spending a few hours each week at the Mary Ryder Home, a residence for low-income women.

Interests/Hobbies
I love doing anything artistic. I love to paint, draw, sing, write, crochet, and knit. I am also an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy.

What drew me to the Adrian Dominican Sisters
I am drawn to the Adrian Dominican Sisters because they seek to find the truth at the root of matters, because of their commitment to justice, and because they preach the Gospel joyfully, wherever God has led them to minister.

What excites me about religious life today
I am excited that religious life is always seeking to meet the needs of the world in new ways, and that religious have continuing commitment to developing their relationship with God and sharing that relationship with others.




Sister Jolyn

Age
36

Hometown
San Juan, Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines

Made Final Profession
March 4, 2017

Work Background
I worked previously as a Client Representative form Indoor and Backdoor Sea and Air Freight.

Present Ministry
I am the Coordinator of our Dominican Aeta Ministry here in the Philippines. We serve the Aeta people.

Interests/Hobbies
Travelling and discovering new places, meeting new people, and playing volleyball.

What drew me to the Adrian Dominican Sisters
Their passion in mission and the unity of the Sister's respect and love for each other despite their differences in culture, traditions, and perspective.

What excites me about religious life today
Living out our vows and the commitment of each Sister. Those who professed and expressed their willingness to die as religious gives me hope that there are still people who are willing to offer themselves for the church and for the mission of Christ.




 

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