Salvadoran begins transfer process into Sisters of Providence

September 30, 2003


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Sister Ana Dolores Orellana-Gamero began a formal process of transfer with the Sisters of Providence in a prayer service attended by family and friends in Yakima in September. Sister Ana Dolores, a Salvadoran citizen, is a sister of perpetual vows in the religious community Mothers of the Orphans in Rome, Italy.

She has been living in Spokane since August 2002, where her mother and most of her sisters and brothers live, having spent years as part of a sanctuary program at St. Ann’s Church. Sister Ana Dolores currently is studying English and ministering with the Hispanic community in Yakima while living with the Sisters of Providence at their candidate house.

She also has completed a “Come and See” program that included five months living with Sisters of Providence in El Salvador to experience the life of prayer, community and ministry with them.