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8/22/15

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Welcome Novice Romina Sapinoso

Members of the Sisters of Charity Community welcomed Romina Sapinoso into the Canonical Novitiate during a ceremony Aug. 20, 2016, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The purpose of the one-year Canonical Novitiate is to enable Romina to learn more about religious life, to deepen her connection to the Congregation’s roots and history, and to develop an integrated apostolic spirituality.

Born in Angeles City, Philippines, Romina is one of three children to Romulo and Teodora Sapinoso. Romina graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, the Jesuit University in Manila, and has been an elementary teacher (pre-K to fourth grade) in public and private schools in the United States since 2002. In 2015 she completed a master’s degree in International Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, California.

Romina has lived with the Sisters of Charity at Casa Caridad (Anthony, New Mexico) since 2009 and was an Associate in Community in 2010. She began her year of Affiliation with the Sisters of Charity congregation in September 2015 and ministered as a fourth grade teacher at St. Matthew’s Catholic School (El Paso, Texas). She also volunteered at the Santo Nino Project in Anapra, Mexico. Romina is fluent in English and Tagalog and does well in Spanish, too!

Romina will become a part of the Novitiate community at Bayley House with Sisters Carol Leveque, Maureen Heverin, Nancy Bramlage, Terry Thorman and Apostolic Novice Annie Klapheke. S. Donna Steffen serves as director of Novices.

sor institutions to address education, health care and social service needs, with particular concern for direct service to the poor. Approximately 340 Sisters are joined in mission by 196 Associates (lay men and women). Visit the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Web site at www.srcharitycinti.org.