Qualities of a Maryknoll/Miriam Student
Jesus has given us an example of how to live, how to love. As He has loved us, we also should love one another.
- Sister Dorothy McGowan, M.M., East Timor
A Limpid Simplicity of Soul
MMJ’s clear thought of a soul totally attuned to God with childlike trust and confidence in the Father’s love.
- Sister Teresita Perez, M.M., Maryknoll Sisters Center, New York, U.S.A.
I do not think being generous with one’s talents, time, and treasure is that hard. But heroic? That means total self-giving.
- Sister Nenita Tapia, M.M., Philippines
Selflessness is following the examples of Jesus in being the ‘face of compassion to those who are in need.’ It is a lifetime of creative work in making God’s love visible.
- Jamelia Villanueva, Teacher Training (G.U.R.O.)
Executive Director, Miriam College, Philippines
The Maryknoll spirit continually challenges us to live with meaning and purpose in today’s world. It inspires lifelong fidelity to the vision of God’s loving presence, and an unwavering sense of mission rooted in Miriam’s fiat.
- Josefina N. Tan, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Miriam College, Philippines
Our Maryknoll tradition has taught us to be passionate in pursuing our dreams and ideals and at the same time to be balanced and wise in our decisions and choices.
- Loreta N. Castro, Former Miriam College President, and Peace Advocate, Philippines
An Orderly Mind
In today’s world where chaos is the only norm and change is the only constant, an orderly mind is neither static nor inflexible, but open and creative. It is not afraid to imagine, question or challenge, and it welcomes both paradox and mystery. This is an orderly mind: its fruit is wisdom.
- Sister Virginia Fabella, M.M., Philippines
Courtesy is more than mere politeness. It involves respect and concern for others. To exude courtesy graciously is to bestow benevolence and nobility upon others as well as upon oneself.
- Sister Marisa Lichauco, M.M., Philippines
An Adaptable Disposition
It is a basic stance before the Source of all being that absorbs one's presence and capacity to engage in a dance believing that all interruptions, interventions, and unexpected events... are mystery that moves us along the cosmic dance of life...
- Sister Teresa Dagdag, M.M., Rome, Italy
Solid piety has deep roots of respect and faithfulness to prayer with an awareness of God’s presence at all times.
- Sister Mary Clare Henry, M.M., Maryknoll Sisters Center, New York, U.S.A.
The Saving Grace of a Sense of Humor
A sense of humor saves us from ourselves; allows us to see the unexpected, the incongruous, the over serious, the absurd, the surprises in life, and to laugh a laugh that is a mixture of joy and incredulity, like that of Sarah when told she would bear a son in her old age!
- Sister Helen Graham, M.M., Philippines