Sister Mi Young Sung came to Maryknoll as a trained social worker and pastoral counselor.
From Seoul, Korea, Sister Mi Young is from Seoul, Korea. She joined the Maryknoll Sisters on August 5, 2000, and received her theological formation in Chicago. Sister Mi Young’s first mission experience as a Maryknoll Sister was in Malacatan, Guatemala. There, she made use of her experience in social work and counseling, serving the indigenous women of Guatemala.
Having learned a second language herself, Sister Mi Young also started a literacy campaign in Guatemala that built on her personal experience and training. As a member of a diocesan women’s pastoral team, Sister Mi Young also supported efforts to give Guatemalan women the training and opportunities they traditionally have not had, so they could participate at all levels of society. Also
an artist, she eagerly encouraged the people of Guatemala by her own example to unleash their creativity.
Sister Mi Young is now coordinator of the Chi-Rho Community at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining, NY.