Sr. María Ascensión Villanueva Rubio

Structure: Province of Spain
Member: Elected

Profession: 11/21/1974

I was born 65 years ago, in Bilbao (Bizkaia). I made my profession on November 21, 1974.

I am a nurse, but I discontinued my nursing profession when I was sent to Rome for studies. After finishing my studies in religious sciences, I was sent to a mission in Brazil for six years in the community of Alexandria-RN. During that time I was part of the Province of Manizales. When I returned to the Province of Spain, I collaborated for a few years with the NGO "Almeria Acoge" in the reception and documentation of immigrants from North Africa. Later I worked in the school of Reus (Tarragona) and now I am in the school of Pont d´Inca (Mallorca).

Present Mission

Since 2006, I work in St. Teresa’s School, owned by the Congregation, in Pont d´Inca (Mallorca). I share the mission with the community of education by offering diverse services. I also collaborate in the parish teaching catechism for the preparation for first communion.

What you think are the great challenges for the Congregation in the next 5 years?

  1. Spirituality.
  2. International Mission.
  3. Missionary restructuration.
  4. Openness to share our mission with laity and other Congregations.
  5. Involvement in the Care and defense of nature.