Sister Aracelia Cruz Serrano, formerly Sister Mary Edgar, entered religious life from her home parish of St. Michael’s, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Being born into a Christian family, she had many opportunities to participate in parish activities, and her admiration of the priests and Sisters in the parish helped to influence her decision to become a Sister.
A teacher for 33 years (1961–1997), Sister Aracelia taught at Colegio San Miguel in Puerto Rico. Since 2004, she has ministered as apostolate to the sick at Sacred Heart Chapel in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Sister Aracelia’s contagious laughter is one of her most charming personality traits. She enjoys being in nature and loves birds, animals, and flowers. She is comfortable with the simplicity and hard work of religious life, and says, “I can visit the families, the sick, go to the funerals, and participate in parish events.”