Sister Ana Lydia Sonera Matos entered religious life from La Milagrosa parish in Camuy, Puerto Rico. She credits former Sisters Nidna Torres (when she was a vocation promotor) and Evelyn Carde (her Godmother and Confirmation sponsor) with encouraging her decision to enter religious life. She also recalls having a deep desire to belong to God and to serve God’s people. She presently serves on the Provincial Leadership Team as a provincial councillor (since 2011). Prior to being elected on Council, she served as vocation director in Puerto Rico.
She finds the peace, joy, and fascination of living every day as a consecrated woman of God the most satisfying and rewarding aspect of religious life. She says, “I have not encountered fatigue, struggles, or satisfaction that was not touched by God, who said, ‘Come, follow me, and I will be with you.’ Jesus, through Community, has made me an apostolic woman.”
Describing herself as faithful, hospitable, and dedicated, Sister Ana Lydia enjoys reading and spending time with friends.