Sister Amoris Marie
Birth name: Hermia Bendoval
Birthplace: Banga, South Cotabato, Philippines
First profession: 1993
Final profession: 1998
Education: Bachelor’s in economics, Notre Dame University, Koronadal City, Philippines
Service in the archdiocese: Contemplative nun, praying and interceding for priests and for the intentions and needs of the world, Mount Grace Convent, St. Louis, 1999-present
In-charge of the kitchen and garden helper, Mount Grace Convent
Portress, Mount Grace Convent, 1999-2005
Service outside the archdiocese: Former Augustinian Recollect Sister for seven years
Second-grade teacher and a procurator for Augustinian Recollect Sisters
* As Pink Sister: Entrance until profession:
Contemplative nun, St. Joseph’s Convent, Quezon City, Philippines, 1991-99 Assignments at St. Joseph’s included being in charge of the kitchen, baking, chapel, flower room and as sister portress.
About Sister Amoris Marie: She loves arts, cooking, baking, gardening, singing, playing musical instruments and dancing. Her two other siblings are still religious sisters of the Augustinian Recollect Order.
SISTER MARY BENIGNA
Birth name: Rosa Aida Uson
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
First profession: 1968
Final profession: 1973
Education: Bachelor’s in interior design, University of St. Tomas in Manila, 1962
Service in the archdiocese: Mount Grace Convent, St. Louis 1974-81; 1982-86; 2013-present
Service outside the archdiocese: Davao, Philippines, 1981-82
About Sister Mary Benigna: She has served as vocation directress in Davao and in Manila. Since coming back to the United States, she has been engaged in artwork and more recently with portress duties.