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Oct 24, 2023

Gloria Ardenio Agnes, MM, worked as a teacher, campus minister, and office administrator at a Catholic School in Manila, Philippines, before she joined the Maryknoll Sisters in 2009.


Her first mission assignment was in Bolivia, where she ministered in an orphanage for boys and worked in a tutorial center teaching computer skills. In 2014, Sister Gloria was assigned to El Salvador and soon began working with the HIV+ population at the Contrasida Foundation. At present, Sister Gloria is serving as a Vocation Director for her community. She is also a member of the Coordinating Circle of the community in Maryknoll, New York, and dedicates her energy and time in helping the Sacristan in-charge at their Motherhouse.

(0:11) Why this podcast?

(1:19) Getting to know the Maryknolls

(2:14) Getting to know the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

(4:11) The purpose of the Maryknolls

(5:57) No longer receivers only

(8:04) Missionary formation

(9:46) A gift to the people

(12:18) Power to the people

(13:53) Growing with and learning from each other

(16:12) Moving beyond your home country

(19:50) Teaching without age limits

(20:10) Cultural humility

(21:53) Centered around the Eucharist

(23:05) One holy, catholic, and apostolic church

(25:05) Cultural tensions and resolutions


Maryknoll Sisters


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