Sister Gloria Ryan

“My forte has been in the field of education with teenagers and adults, especially during my first 14 years in the Philippines.  And ‘my cup was full’ of the joys and struggles, the triumphs and challenges of those precious years.”

gryan_lgSister Gloria Ryan entered Maryknoll on September 6, 1945 from St. Agatha’s parish in Brooklyn, New York.  Her first foreign assignment was to the Philippines in 1951.

Sister Gloria was a teacher on the Island of Luzon for 14 years, and also did teaching, Pastoral Work and Adult Education for 8 years in the Island of Mindanao.

From November 1975- 1978, Sister Gloria worked in the Development Dept. at the Direct Mail Desk.

Sister Gloria worked with runaway girls with the Franciscan Sisters at St. Brigid’s in New York City and engaged in the Rochambeau adult education program from 1978 until 1981.

From 1981 through 1984, Sister Gloria was on the East Coast New England Team doing Promotion.

After a short course in Spanish in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Sister Gloria worked at St. Brigid’s, Long Island, NY for six years with Salvadoran refugees.  She did home visiting, helped with housing and also employment.

From 1992 – 1994, Sister Gloria did family ministry and in 1995 she was a volunteer worker in Terryville, Connecticut for three years.

In 2000, Sister Gloria was assigned from the Eastern US Region to Maryknoll Center.  Her prayer ministry is the Philippines.