Province Leader of Philippines/Japan

Province Leader
Province of Philippines/Japan



Susan Montano was elected Province Leader of the Province of Philippines/Japan on 18th March, 2020, during the Province Chapter held in Quezon City, Philippines, March 16 to 21, 2020. Her mandate will begin on June 29, 2020.


Susan was born on the 16th of December, 1951, in Manila.  She made her perpetual profession on June 11, 1988, in her hometown in Tanza, Cavite.


Having obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, Susan has had varied experiences in working with big corporations for ten years before joining the Congregation.  She received training in Spirituality and Formation work, and held positions as Vocation Promoter, and Pre-novitiate and Novitiate Directress.  As a member of the Province Leadership Team, she was the Councilor in charge of Formation. She was also a member of the Core Team of the Asia-Pacific Formators.


As Local Leader, she was privileged to journey with distressed young women who sought refuge and healing in Heart of Mary Villa, a home for single mothers.  Susan was Program Coordinator of Damayan Community Center, an outreach program of Heart of Mary Villa, which responded to the needs of the urban poor of Malabon, providing educational assistance to poor, talented youth and livelihood programs for the families.






From left to right:

Apostolic councilors:

Sr. Ma. Arabella Balingao  Sr. Ma. Gemma Dinglasan Sr. M. Susan Montano (Province Leader),

Sr. Ma. Alicia Andres  


Not present for the photo:   Sr. M. Lilly Simon Sorop (Contemplative Councilor)


In addition, two apostolic councilors, and one contemplative councilor will be appointed. 



Congratulations and Best Wishes!