I was born in Seoul. My mother was a Buddhist. When I was in elementary school, my mother sent me to a Protestant Church. However, after I graduated from the elementary school, my mother changed her mind and she did not allow me to go the church anymore. Later, when I began my studies at University, my mother gave me permission to go to the Catholic Church. I was baptized as a Catholic at the age of 21 years old. My mother’s hidden hope in allowing me to be a Catholic was that one day I would meet a good Catholic man. Did her hope come true? I think so. I realize that I have found a good man, that is Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Jesus is so good that he does not only guide me, he also led my mother to the right path. After I entered this Congregation, my mother converted to be a Catholic.
I am in charge of formation of North East Province Mission Partners and Temporary Professed Sisters. I try to work with them in holistic formation. I trust God will help and lead us.
Since my First Profession as a Good Shepherd sister, I have met so many women who have experienced abuse. Inspired by these women, I slowly became involved in a healing ministry. Over time, it has become an important ministry. Nowadays, I am involved in this healing ministry, especially a Healing Retreat for women who have experienced abortion.
As I have become more deeply involved in this ministry I have come to realize that many women have experienced abortion and also experience guilt in their conscience. I lead a 2 night and 3 day Retreat every month with the theme of reconciliation and the forgiveness of God. Participants are between the ages of 20 to 80 years old. As a result of this retreat the participants experience recovery from their abusive experiences, and they also experience reconciliation. I believe that this ministry is the saving power of God for his loving children.
Sisters and lay mission partners participate in workshops in two separate locations in Chuncheon and Seoul to deepen their understanding of the GS Position Papers
In March 2018 important gatherings of all sisters, facilitated by Theresa Symons, were held in South Korea to plan the way forward for their Sector
Golden Jubilee celebrations in South Korea include a monthly retreat for the sisters, production of Good Shepherd resources, a Walking Pilgrimage and a Mass
Historic first Formation and Partnership Session in Asia Pacific creates a distinct shift in the understanding of Partnership for Mission
The Congregational Chapter takes place every 6 years. This 30th Chapter was held in the Mother House, Angers France from 7 June – 2 July 2015
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region
Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly 2014 was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from 6-17 October 2014