Province Leader, Philippines/Japan 

Susan Montano was elected Province Leader of the Province of Philippines/Japan on 18th March, 2020, during the Province Chapter held in Quezon City, Philippines, March 16 to 21, 2020. Her mandate will begin on June 29, 2020.

Susan was born on the 16th of December, 1951, in Manila.  She made her perpetual profession on June 11, 1988, in her hometown in Tanza, Cavite.

Having obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, Susan has had varied experiences in working with big corporations for ten years before joining the Congregation. She received training in Spirituality and Formation work, and held positions as Vocation Promoter, and Pre-novitiate and Novitiate Directress. As a member of the Province Leadership Team, she was the Councilor in charge of Formation. She was also a member of the Core Team of the Asia- Pacific Formators.

As Local Leader, she was privileged to journey with distressed young women who sought refuge and healing in Heart of Mary Villa, a home for single mothers. Susan was Program Coordinator of Damayan Community Center, an outreach program of Heart of Mary Villa, which responded to the needs of the urban poor of Malabon, providing educational assistance to poor, talented youth and livelihood programs for the families.

Installation of new Province Leadership Team

Click here - New Province Leadership Team 29 June 2020 

Province Leader and Team

Click here - Incoming Province Leader and Team

 

Projects

Asia Pacific Circle meets

Asia Pacific Circle meets

At its first meeting, held via zoom on 3 March 2021, the new APC expressed appreciation for the strength of the previous leadership in areas such as networking, collaboration, sharing of resources and capacity building of mission partners

Province Chapter, Philippines-Japan

Province Chapter, Philippines-Japan

The Philippines-Japan Province Chapter was held from 16-22 March 2020 in Quezon City. The Chapter was impacted by both the Taal Volcano eruption in January and now the COVID-19 pandemic

GS response following Taal Volcanic eruptions

GS response following Taal Volcanic eruptions

In the aftermath of the Taal volcano eruptions Good Shepherd sisters and lay Partners in Mission helped victims and survivors by distributing goods in evacuation centers in Batangas and Cavite

Province of Philippines-Japan established

Province of Philippines-Japan established

On April 24, 2017 feast of St. Mary Euphrasia, the Province of Philippines-Japan was established. This is the culmination of some years of discernment, reflection and discussion between the two countries.

Historic meeting of Asia Pacific Teams, in Sri Lanka

Historic meeting of Asia Pacific Teams, in Sri Lanka

In response to the Congregational Directive, the Asia Pacific Circle organized a dialogue to develop clear strategic plans integrating Spirituality, Justice and Peace with best ministry practices

Session for Formation and Partnership

Session for Formation and Partnership

Historic first Formation and Partnership Session in Asia Pacific creates a distinct shift in the understanding of Partnership for Mission

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region