Sister Philomena Faria was born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1944. She made her First Vows in 1968 and her Final Vows in 1976. Sister worked at Holy Family Hospital (HFH) in Karachi, as a tutor and in nursing services for 14 years. She then taught midwifery at St. Teresa’s Hospital in Mirpurkhas, Pakistan, for 15 years. In 2004 she became a member of our Faisalabad community and contributed to its special focus on community health. She then returned to HFH Karachi to teach midwifery. Sister Philomena currently serves as our Formation Coordinator in Pakistan and accompanies candidates as they search for their best way to respond to God’s call. In addition to her work in formation, she gives retreats and spiritual direction to interested persons, considering herself as one called to pass on values and the importance of love in all of our lives.