Current Ministry Location-Peru
Sister Analyn was born January 1, 1971 in Enrile, Cagayan, Philippines. She graduated from the University of St. Louis, Tuguegarao City, Philippines in 1988 and also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the Philippines School of Business Administration in Manila, Philippines in 1992.
She later entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation on August 8, 2004 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She professed First Vows on August 27, 2006 at the Sisters Center and her Final Vows on August 14, 2016 in Peru. She received her first mission assignment in 2007 to Guatemala.
She first studied Spanish in the Maryknoll Language Institute in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Arriving in Guatemala she was oriented to the country by visiting all the Maryknoll Sisters ministries there. After discernment, Sister Analyn joined another Sister in San Andres Sajcabaja in the Department of El Quiché. When the nation was ripped apart by civil war in the 70’s and 80’s that wrought untold sufferings on her people, the diocese of El Quiché was closed for two years because of military invasion which claimed the lives of many church workers. The parish church which was destroyed during the 1976 Guatemala earthquake.
San Andrés had a total of about 20,000 people, 84% of whom were Mayan Indigenous. The town itself had a population of about two thousand and the rural area of about 65 villages had approximately 18,000. Of this, 11,000 were Catholic, 5,000 adults and 6,000 children. Sister Analyn began her ministry in the parish serving the youth. Sister Analyn then moved into a collaborative administrative role in the parochial school, with an added ministry with the indigenous women.