“WE GIVE OUR LIFE IN LOVE”
Hello, I am Sr. Maureen. I currently serve the Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children at Girlstown in Biga, in the Philippines. We take care of more than 2,200 young girls here. I am happy to be serving as a Mother Sister here in the country of my birth.
I was born in Rizal, Philippines, and am the eldest of 9 children. I am a proud graduate of the Sisters of Mary. My parents and siblings support my vocation, they too have now increased their faith in God. My younger siblings have finished their studies and have jobs. Some are married and they are all helping each other. I think this is the hundredfold reward of following Jesus especially in serving the poor in His name.
Our vocation is not easy, we really must forget ourselves in order to serve the children. When recruiting children, there are dangers on the way, but I believe Mama Mary is protecting us. This is my opportunity to be of help to the neediest children. I thank God that I am able to help these souls that bring such joy to my life.
I am very happy serving as a Mother Sister to the children. I enjoy seeing the children improving and trying their best. When graduates come, especially those I took care of when they were at our school in other countries, they express their gratitude and share their experiences. It gives me great joy knowing that still they remember what they learned. It is worth the sacrifice.
We always give thanks to God for our sponsors who take part in our mission to serve the poor. Without you, this mission is not possible. Thank you for your prayers, trust, financial support, and encouragement. We, as a family of the Sisters of Mary, and with our spiritual children, pray daily for you and your families.