About Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M.

Sister Maria Philomena grew up in Northern California as the oldest child in a family of ten. She took final vows as a Slave of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1998, and is now the sub-prioress of the Sisters, as well as the director of the Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom.

Sister has taught religion, art, music, literature, history, English grammar & composition, drama, Latin, logic, and rhetoric at the high school level.

Sister Maria Philomena has penned a number of articles for From The Housetops magazine and Catholicism.org.

Crowns for Armenia

Armenia, a land of towering mountains, fertile valleys, shimmering lakes[1] , and shifting borders, is located on the continent of Asia, between the Black and the Caspian Seas, pressed between Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. In the past, Greater Armenia’s … Continue reading

A Letter Home

This is the only complete letter from the first thirty-five years of Blessed Junípero Serra’s life. Today it is kept in the Capuchin Convent (monastery) in Barcelona. “Most Dear Friend in Jesus Christ, Father Francisco Serra, “Words cannot express the … Continue reading