Sister Inesita Vélez Négron entered religious life from San Miguel parish in Utuado, Puerto Rico. She credits the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught her in elementary and high school with influencing her decision to become a Sister.
She was regional director for the Community in Puerto Rico (1985–95); she served in congregational leadership both in the Generalate in Rome, Italy, and in Providence, Rhode Island (1995–2007); and since 2011, she has volunteered with a foundation in San Juan, Puerto Rico, doing research and prevention of suicidal behavior.
Sister Inesita says, “The charism of Providence is the light that guides, conforms, and gives meaning to my life as a Sister. My life’s journey, my mission, and ministry have been encompassed by this gift of trust and confidence. Providence is the energy that urges me to give myself in service, in whatever ministry to which I am called.”
Self-described as loving life, creative, and open-minded, Sister Inesita enjoys reading, music, and painting.