WELCOME TO THE NEW INTERNATIONAL JP PROMOTER FOR DSI

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Sr Celestina Veloso Freitas, OP officially began her mandate as the International Promoter for Justice and Peace - DSI on the 1st of September 2013.  She is from Brazil and made her perpetual profession as a member of the “Dominicas de la Anunciata” Congregation in 1986. 

She has served in a variety of pastoral and social apostolates, including working with street children, formation of the laity, support for base communities, therapy for drug addicted persons, collaboration with local Caritas organizations and various other services. She recently concluded her service as the Dominican Sisters Regional Co-Promoter for Justice and Peace for Latin America and the Caribbean (2010-2013). 

As the Provincial Delegate for her congregation in Brazil, she was a member of the Coordinating Team for the Federation of Dominicans in Brazil, and also of the Coordinating Team for CODALC (The Dominican Sisters Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean).  Her appointment is for three years with the possibility of a renewal for another three years.

Sr Tina succeeds Sr Toni Harris OP (Sinsinawa) who served as the International Promoter from 2007 to 2013. Look for more information about Tina and an interview for DSI in www.dsiop.org > Justice and Peace> Articles, and in the next DSI Newsletter.

(06 September 2013)