By: Mark Ivan T. Merilo
Mark Ivan Merilo is a student of Sacred Heart Seminary in Palo, Leyte. Below he shares about a Sister who inspired him to become a priest. He wrote this simple tribute as a surprise for her Silver Jubilee Celebration.
This is the story of a woman who gave me the inspiration to enter the seminary and to be like her, working in the Vineyard of the Lord. She is a woman serving the Lord unconditionally.
Sr Alicia A. Amparo OND is a member of the Society of the Oblates of Notre Dame (www.omiphil.org/ond_sisters.htm), founded in 1956 in Cotabato by then Bishop, later Archbishop, Gérard Mongeau OMI and Father, later Bishop, George E. Dion OMI. She is currently assigned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Barrio Obrero, Davao City. Her work there is very different from that of her previous assignment when she was a teacher in Notre Dame of Abuyog in Leyte.