Born and raised in the Philippines, Sister Mary Jane Caspillo entered our Community in the early 2000s, making her First Vows in 2005 and her Final Vows in 2013. Her first mission assignment was to San Fernando, a provincial capital in the Philippines, where she developed relationships with farmers and indigenous people living in the mountains. Her healing mission grew out of living with the everyday realities of the people, sharing with them their concerns about family, their livelihood, and their faith life in good times and hard times.
Currently, Sister Mary Jane works in the diocese of Malaybalay in Bukidnon, where she leads our Community and co-workers in mission in responding to relevant issues in the local and neighboring dioceses. She has initiated relief and development programs among indigenous people, including victims of storms, landslides and other calamities. Sister also has served on several of our governmental assemblies and on our global Community’s “Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee.” In addition, she is involved in communications and vocation promotion work for Medical Mission Sisters (MMS).
Sister Mary Jane’s personal contribution towards global solidarity is expressed in her activities with the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) and the Sisters’ Association of Mindanao. RMP members commit themselves to support the poor farmers’ quest for social justice, freedom, and genuine agrarian reform. She shares, “My connection with the Rural Missionaries helped me discern my response as an MMS member and witness the Gospel values in and with the rural poor, particularly the farmers and the indigenous people.”