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Sr. Mary John Dumaug, RGS

Submitted by: rgsphil
On: 25/09/2018

 

With sadness but profound gratitude to God our Good Shepherd and Master, we announce the passing of Sr. Mary John Dumaug, RGS in Maria Droste Infirmary community in Quezon City after 48 years in religious life. She was 75 years old.

Sr. John was instrumental to the growth of the indigenous people's ministry of the province in Agusan del Sur in Mindanao where she labored for twenty years. Later on she would answer the call of foreign missions in the provinces of Egypt-Sudan and Syria-Lebanon.

She was known to many as the sister who is very devoted to the care of creation, to ecology, and to the marginalized. Even military harassments and public accusations did not deter her in being a missionary in difficult pastoral assignments. Her zeal reflected in her commitment to the right to self determination of indigenous peoples and respect to their ancestral domains.

Jesus, Good Shepherd, thank you for Sr. John's zealous shepherding and creative fidelity. Send us more brave women to follow the path she trod!

Masses were held on September 21 and 22, 630AM and 8PM. Mass of the Resurrection was on September 23 at 3PM in the Good Shepherd Chapel, 1043 Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City followed by inurnment of her cremains at the columbary.