I will praise God all my life, sing to God all my days (Psalm 146)
I am grateful and thank God for my Dominican Vocation, my loving and supportive parents, my Dominican Sisters and all those whose lives I have touched and who have touched my life during these wonderful and challenging 60 years. As I continue my journey, I thank God for the many blessings I have received.
I was born on March 29, 1934, to Sabino and Maria Gonzales in Glorieta, NM, the fifth of ten children. I thank God for my loving parents.
I did not have the privilege of attending Catholic Schools and had never met Sisters, but I had a strong desire to serve God in some way. After graduation from Santa Fe High School, I somehow came across Nazareth Hospital in Albuquerque, NM where I met the Dominican Sisters and I knew this was where I belonged. I loved working with the Sisters and after two years, they helped me see that I had a Vocation and guided me to the Dominican Community in Grand Rapids.
My ministries took me to Hospitals at Nazareth and Santa Rosa where I was the Business Manager. I also had a great desire to minister to children and moved onto Religious Education. I ministered at three parishes in northern NM. I treasure memories of my ministry at Holy Cross Parish in Santa Cruz where I was Religious Education Director and where I continued to consult with the new DRE and coordinate parish activities including our annual 9-day Novena of Prayer “LAS POSADAS”.
2018 – 63 Years a Sister
Pray for children and youth
Sister Angelina instructs Mary and Josephy on what they need to do at Los Posadas.
Sister Angelina Gonzales and Sister Rena Ruddy caroling with with and Father Christmas.