Sr. Maryanne Perera was elected Province Leader of Sri Lanka/Pakistan on 20th November 2019 at the Province Chapter held from 12th to 22nd November in Sri Lanka.
The new Province Leadership team began their mandate on 2nd February 2020.
Maryanne was born to devout parents Gerard and Edith Perera. She made her First Commitment as Sister of the Good Shepherd on 12th December 1989 and her Final Commitment on 12th December 1994.
She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Theological Studies and in Arts. Also, she carries a Certificate of Recognition from the Institute of Spiritual Formation of Asia on Formative Spirituality: Theology of the Psychology of Religious Life and on Scripture Studies. Further, she has wide international training on leadership formation and skilled facilitation.
Her apostolate, in addition to teaching, has been: Vocation/Mission Promotion, pastoral work, child development, care of single mothers, elders and girls working in Free Trade Zone. Her services to the Province have been in various capacities: Directress of Temporary Professed Sisters, Province Secretary to two Province Leaders and presently Directress of Continuing Formation in Sri Lanka and is responsible for the Spirituality Centre: “Serene Pastures”.
Maryanne is gifted with creativity, artistic talent and is solid in spirituality and organisational skills.
Click here - Incoming Province Leader and Team
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
When hundreds of people died and were injured in bomb blasts on 21 April 2019 the sisters changed their 150th anniversary plans in order to aid some of the people affected by the blasts
Good Shepherd Sisters are among teams of volunteers who continue to provide support for people most affected by the deadly bombings on Easter Sunday
Celebrations of the founding of Good Shepherd sisters in Sri Lanka, 1869-2019, were enjoyed in local community settings by sisters, mission partners and supporters
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
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region