The Sisters of San Antonio, Texas

Sister Irene Ybarra

Sister Irene Ybarra is from El Paso, Texas and became a sister on Friday, October 13, 2000. She has a love for God and helping others in need! She is a math teacher and is very skilled in minstry! She tremendously enjoys sharing her gifts by tutoring young women at Seton Home and inspiring young girls to develop a long and loving relationship with Christ as they prepare to celebrate their quinceñera or sweet sixteen.  She is a graduate student at the University of Incarnate Word.  In addition, she is a vocation promoter for her community and for the Vocations Office of the Archdioces of San Antonio, Texas. Currently, she is the youngest nun in the Missionaries of Jesus, Mary & Joseph in Texas. She likes long walks on the beach, encountering God in nature and praying with her loving husband the big JC!

Sister Angeles Villanueva

Sister Angeles Villanueva is from Juarbe, Valle de Ulzama, Navarra, Spain and became a sister on October 12, 1968 and came to Texas in 1978. She is a true caretaker of the blessings of God. She is a great garderner, caretaker of children and animals! She is very dedicated and a hard worker who is extremely responsible! Every month she is in charge of our monthly flea markets which benifit our missions in Reynosa, Tamps., Mexico! Her sisters describe her as a loving and responsible person who is ready and willing to help anyone in need.  WHAT A WOMAN!

Sister Juanita Ramirez

Sister Juanita Ramirez is from El Paso, Texas and became a sister May 31, 1964. She is the current CRE at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas where she ministers to the children of the community as well as their familes and parents. She has a deep passion for ministering to the families of God’s community! Her greatest joy in life is being apart of the congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. She loves her congregation and is an excellent cook! Her specilty is Mexican food especially her famous enchiladas and crispy tacos! You can always find Sister Jaunita filled with joy, a smile and a huge hug for anyone she meets!

Madre Maria Laserna

Madre Maria Laserna is from Fuensanta, Albacete, Spain and joined the Sisters of JMJ on October 12, 1946. MadreMaria is currently the eldest in the congregation of Missionary Sisters of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! She is not only the eldest sister, but she is the most lively! She loves living in her community of religious sisters and her passion is to share with the people the love that God has for them and the salvation that He offers! She is an excellent minister of the Word, very spiritual and a great councelor! She sews and makes beautiful banners and for many years sowed her sister’s habits.  She is truly a woman of God and has much to offer! Madre Maria has come to San Antonio, Texas from Spain and has been here since 1956!