Born: Santiago, Chile

Joined the Missionaries: 1979

What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
I am an alumni of St. Gaspar College in Santiago, Chile.  I met the missionaries since early childhood. St. Gaspar’s is a school that goes from early Play Group grade up to high school.

What is your current assignment?
I am the principal at St. Gaspar College in Santiago, Chile.

What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
To have to deal with the expectations of a modern school and to keep the catholic identity in modern society.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
To know that we are gifted by being participants in the educational process of our students. It is a great opportunity to influence and make Christian values permeate the lives of so many students.

What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
I was studying geography at the University of Chile.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I like to read, watch movies, visit with friends, eat a good meal…

Aside from St. Gaspar, who are some of your favorite Saints?
St. Francis, St. Benedict, St. John XXIII

What is your favorite prayer?
The Prayer of Saint Francis.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

What is your favorite:
BookLa Misión en Chile by Claude Bowers
Food: Barbecue pork ribs
MoviesCasablancaChocolatDoctor Zhivago
Holiday: Easter Sunday
TV ShowThe Honeymooners

Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
I loved snorkeling…I would try it again!