Sr. Mary Beata
Sr. Mary Beata was born and raised in South Korea. She is the youngest of 6 children. All of her sisters are married and her brother has been serving the people of South Korea as a priest for 34 years. After graduating from college, she visited the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate in the United States and entered the community in 1991. Her parents, who have since entered into their eternal home, were both very supportive of her vocation. She made her first vows in 1994and final vows in 2000. She has been engaged in the apostolate of door-to-door visitation and catechetical ministry in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. She also spent several months working in Nigeria and one year in the Philippines during which time she not only engaged in door-to-door visitation but also trained the seminarians in that apostolate while teaching religion classes in 2 public schools. Returning to the United States she finished her masters’ program in religious studies at St. Joseph’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of New York and then was sent to Arizona where she served for 6 years as a DRE and 2 years as a youth minister. In 2018 she was transferred to the motherhouse in Monroe, NY to serve as a formation director. She is currently serving as the director of novices. Sister is delighted to share her love of God with the people of Warren.
Sr. Debra Marie
Sr. Debra Marie is a novice with the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate. Originally from upstate New York, Sister is the youngest of three children. The rest of her family still resides near Syracuse, New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Spanish major and Theatre minor. She has served as a pastoral associate for Hispanic migrants, religious education coordinator, youth minister and pastoral associate for nursing home residents prior to entering the convent in 2020. She has a passion for sharing the Gospel message of God’s love to any who will listen and is very excited to be here in Warren, Ohio for this 3-month mission.