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Sister Marifi Lugtu, OP

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!




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.




 

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