Sr Yenny Arce

I was born in Milagro, Ecuador. I have one brother and four sisters; I am the last born. I like riding horses, swimming and nature because I was born in the country side.

I was a catechist before I joined our congregation and am very grateful for my formation which helped me to continue discerning my vocation in the service of God and the needy.

After my first vows in 1993, I was appointed to El Guasmo where I learned a lot both spiritually and about working with small children and the youth. After my final vows in 1998, I had the opportunity to go to England to learn English and Franciscan spirituality. It was a wonderful experience. I returned to Ecuador in 1999 and was appointed to Quito where I taught in the primary school, was the Novice mistress, and did pastoral work in the parish.

In 2009 I travelled to Kenya for six months where I met many of our sisters and loved sharing with the different cultures. What an unforgettable experience! In January 2011, Sr. Christine and I opened a new community in Puerto Quito. Now I am living there with Sister Nuala Doherty and Sister Rosemary Nzalu. I am involved in parish pastoral work, giving catechist formation, helping with small Christian communities, visiting the sick and handicapped and assisting families with food, housing and educational fees for their children.

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