I was born in Camaguey, Cuba. I thought seriously about becoming a sister when I became a teenager. My spiritual director sent me to talk with the Oblate Sisters. I had seen the sisters on the street and they had piqued my curiosity. After spending time with the Oblates and other communities, I finally decided I wanted to be an Oblate Sister. I planned to be in the convent forever and never return home.
God had other plans, however. I was missioned for many years in Camaguey. There I was an elementary school teacher and worked with the students in the band. I also spent some time in our high school in Marianao. After Castro’s rise to power our Sisters fled to Baltimore. In the United States I have been missioned in Maryland, New Jersey and Florida.