Sr. Marife Mendoza, FDNSC – Superior General Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Marife Mendoza, MSC

Province of Origin: Philippines Region of Australian province
Country of Origin: Philippines (currently based in Rome, Italy)
First Vows: February 25, 1984
Final Profession: June 3, 1989
Speaks: Tagalog, English, Italian
Understands: Tagalog, English, Italian

I believe it was Divine providence that led my family to Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Munoz, Nueva Ecija. The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Australian Province) established the first FDNSC community in the Philippines in the town of Munoz in 1968. Our family lived inside the campus of CLSU and we had as our university chaplain Fr. Reinier van Glansbeek msc (Dutch) who played a major role in the development of my vocation.

After finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering, I worked for one year at the University of the Philippines in our province, Laguna. After one year of working, I joined the congregation in November 1980. I was involved in teaching and pastoral ministry throughout my years of temporary profession. Right after my final vows in 1989 until 2003, I was in formation ministry. To prepare me for my ministry, I attended the formation course at Our Lady of Peace Guidance Center and studied at the De La Salle University for a Master’s Degree in Education.

From 2008-2014, I was the Regional Leader of the Philippine Region.

In 2014 March, I was elected as the Congregational Leader. In 2022 September, I was re-elected.

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