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Sister Editha Ben

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Sister Editha was born on April 19, 1947, and is a native of Vigan, ILocos Sur, Philippines. Currently, she ministers as the director of vocations for the Sisters of Providence.

Sister Editha, formerly Sister Editha Expedita S.P.C., entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres on May 10, 1967. She professed final vows on February 1, 1975, but transferred her vows to the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in June 2002.

She graduated from Rosary College, Vigan, ILocos Sur, Philippines, with a bachelor’s degree in education, English and mathematics. She earned a master’s degree in theological studies at Ateneo De Manila University.

Of her ministries, Sister Editha has served as the Director of Religious Education at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Bensenville, Illinois, and as an instructor and staffer in the Office of International Affairs at Providence University in Taiwan.

Sister Editha said she enjoys classical music to “relax” and Filipino Folk music to “be energized.” She added her favorite food is Filipino Pinakbet.

Sister Editha celebrated her 50 year jubilee in 2017.  Read more story Sister Editha shared about her life.

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