“Our mission response is to revere the sacredness of creation, to articulate a contemporary mission spirituality responding to the cry of the marginalized and the cosmos.”
Sister Amelia Omana, daughter of Francisco Omana and Patricinio Tanada, was born in Lucena City, in the Philippines. She entered Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate in the Philippines and made her first Profession in 1968.
Sister Amelia studied through high school in the Maryknoll Academy and then earned her Bachelor of Science in commerce from Luzonian University.
Sister Amelia remained in the Philippines for about eleven more years, serving in pastoral and education ministries. She also worked as the assistant treasurer in Maryknoll College. Sister Amelia next worked at St. John Bosco School as a financial coordinator and then at Maryknoll Panabo High School as an administrator. From 1976 to 1977, Sister Amelia continued her pastoral work, which included catechesis and education coordination.
After her assignment in the Philippines, Sister Amelia was called for three years to the Maryknoll Center in New York to serve the congregation as an accountant.
In 1984, she was assigned to Kenya. While there, Sister Amelia served in various religious and pastoral associations: as a youth minister, a treasurer, a financial consultant, and an accountant. She was reassigned to the Philippines in 1992, and collaborated with other Maryknoll sisters at the Center for the Integrity of Creation, an alternative education program informed by ecological concerns.
In November 2008, Sister Amelia went to the Maryknoll Center in New York, and since then has remained involved in various areas of congregational services.