Maria de Fátima Coelho Pires Province Leader of Portugal

 

Maria de Fátima Coelho Pires
Province Leader of Portugal

 

During the Province Chapter, which was held in Fatima, Portugal, from the 2-9 October 2017, Sr. Maria de Fátima Coelho Pires, was elected Province Leader of Portugal. 

 

Fatima was born on 8th August 1958 in Azores – Portugal, and entered the Congregation in Ermesinde, Portugal on 31st July 1984.  She made her perpetual profession on 29th September 1992 in Azores, Portugal.

 

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Education from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome, Italy; a Degree in Psychology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy; a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Universidade Católica do Porto – Portugal; and three years of social work study in Lisbon.

 

Some of Fatima’s ministry experiences are: pastoral vocation ministry, psychological accompaniment, technical director of Home for Children and Youth, and director of an insertion community for women.   

 

Over the years Fatima gained experience as a local community leader and was a member of the Province Council at two different times.  She has also participated in various international meetings.

 

The Members of the Province Leadership Team are:

 

 

Apostolic Councilors: 

Margarida Azevedo, Gabriela Botelho, Leontina Sousa, Rosário Oliveira,

Contemplative Councilor:  Juana Isabel Salvatierra

 

Their mandate will begin on the 23rd November 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Sr. Fatima’s email is:  mfatimacpires@hotmail.com