I was able to bring in my former ministry experiences: while in Japan, establishing and running addiction centers for men and women, especially the Skid Row people; while in Newburgh, NY, as a Formation Team member in a very culturally diverse community, welcoming and accompanying new members to our Maryknoll Sisters Congregation; and while in Tanzania, my first mission, teaching math to young girls and even creating new mathematical terms in Swahili. Everything is connected, from Kyoto, Japan, where my family met Maryknoll during the difficult time of post WW II, through my Maryknoll Novitiate in the Philippines, to various missions around the globe.
At present I am sitting in one of the Offices here in New York as a member of Maryknoll Sisters Congregational Leadership Team. As a liaison to the Affiliates, I am privileged to journey with many of you as I serve on the Affiliate Board. Maryknoll Affiliates invites us to deeper collaborative mission and expansive rootedness of our Maryknoll Charism in daily living. We are all invited to tell OUR new Maryknoll story—how our lives were transformed through interconnectedness in the web of Maryknoll.