Santo Domingo-Las Canitas
Apartado B-122 Luperon
In Santo Domingo, being present means actively participating in parish life, and most importantly, spending time with the people and listening. The Sisters who live and work there are committed to their ministry, living among the people and being a presence of Providence. Their lives, too, have been enriched through this sharing.
There are currently four Sisters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Sisters Mary Providence Kriley and Myriam Colón, from this province, have been there since the mission was begun in 1993. Sister Serena Hyunmi Hong, from the the St. Joseph Province in Korea, has been in Santo Domingo since 2008. They were recently joined by Sister Clara Kyungsuk Kim. Since it was established, the mission in Santo Domingo has been an international living group.
Sister Myriam ministers to the youth through the Infantil Emmanuel program, serving children from 5 to 12 years old, teaching them how to make good decisions, encouraging education, and supporting the children in any way possible. Some of her early students are now young adult volunteers who work in the program while attending the University. Sister Mary Providence is a presence to the elderly in the community, visiting the sick, praying with them, and bringing them the Eucharist. Sister Serena is engaged in parish outreach.