Sister Inesita Vélez Négron entered religious life from San Miguel Arcángel parish in Utuado, Puerto Rico. The Sisters of Divine Providence are who most influence her decision to enter religious life. She says, "It was the joyful and committed testimony of life of the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught me at Colegio San Miguel, in Utuado, my hometown. The excellence of their work, their love, the sacrifices made while ministering in a poor country and the efforts to understand another culture and language caught my attention and deep admiration. The Sisters were God’s instruments in luring me to enter religious life in the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence."
She was regional director for the Community in Puerto Rico (1985–95); served in congregational leadership in the Generalate in Rome, Italy, and in Providence, Rhode Island (1995–2007); volunteered with a foundation in San Juan, Puerto Rico, doing research and prevention of suicidal behavior (2011-2016); translated the book "The Lure of Providence," as well as other community services (2016-2017); and currently colaborates with formation in Peru.
Sister Inesita says, “The charism of Providence is the light that guides, conforms and gives meaning to my life as a Sister of Divine Providence. My life’s journey, my mission and ministry have been encompassed by this gift of trust and confidence which is our charism. Providence is the energy that urges me to give myself in service in whatever ministry to which I am called."
Self-described as a just person, open-minded and happy for the gift of life, Sister Inesita loves reading, listening to classical music and walking by the ocean.
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