A THOMASIAN and former Varsitarian editor is the provincial superior of an international congregation of religious women.

Sr. Regina Kuizon, who finished AB Journalism in UST in 1983, commenced her six-year term as the new provincial leader of the Religious of the Good Shepherd during “affirmation rites” last June 29 at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Quezon City.

The Religious of the Good Shepherd, formally known as the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd has almost 4,000 sisters in 70 countries.

In the country, the congregation has 22 apostolic communities and four contemplative communities of sisters.
Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, said the grace of God would guide Kuizon in her new post.

“We are requesting the Lord to bless you with the gift of faithfulness, fervour, and fragility. Your heart should be strong, because inside your heart, there lives Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd,” Villegas told Kuizon in his homily during the installation rites.

Kuizon said she would be facing a big responsibility.

“I believe that God will help me, the congregation will help me,” she told the Varsitarian.

Kuizon said she owed her achievements to the University that molded her to be a woman of God.

“I am always grateful to the Thomasian community. I always carry the name of the University with me, because UST shaped me,” she said.

Kuizon also encouraged young women to consider entering a religious vocation, saying religious life is as beautiful as married life.

Kuizon was formerly based in Rome, Italy and worked as director of Communications of the Religious of the Good Shepherd from 2003-2009.

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She served as the Varsitarian’s Special Reports editor from 1982 to 1983 and assistant publications adviser from 1985 to 1990.

The new provincial leader was elected during the Province Chapter which was held in Maryridge, Tagaytay last March 14 to 23.

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