Good Shepherd Sr. Fidelis Atienza, the brains behind Baguio Metropolis’s well-known ube jam, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021, her congregation mentioned.
Sr. Atienza handed away on the Non secular of the Good Shepherd Neighborhood in Quezon Metropolis after 66 years of spiritual life.
She was 102.
It was within the Sixties when the nun began the Marian Bakery and made use of the host cuttings for the “crispies,” the forerunner of the “angel cookies” of as we speak.
Later in 1976, she launched the ube jam (purple yam), now one of many convent’s finest sellers.
“She was the unique mastermind behind the ube jam, enabling the congregation to ship 1000’s of youths to highschool,” the group mentioned.
It was in 1951 when Sr. Atienza entered the Noviciate of the Good Shepherd in Los Angeles, California. She made her first spiritual career in 1954 and her remaining career in 1957.
Except for Baguio, her numerous ministries included dozens of group apostolates in Cebu, Quezon Metropolis, Hong Kong, France, Rome and Tagaytay.
Throughout her lengthy life, she spent most in Maryridge in Tagaytay, accompanying in prayer and counseling the 1000’s of people that come to the retreat home.
In 2020, a number of months after her a hundredth birthday, she was transferred to the Good Shepherd Neighborhood in Quezon Metropolis.
“She devoted every second of her day praying for the wants of the Church and the Congregation,” her congregation’s testimony learn.
Sr. Atienza would additionally ask her caregivers to typically take her to the chapel the place she spent most of her hours in “quiet communion with the Good Shepherd whom she adored all her life.”
“The youngsters within the compound have been very keen on their oldest playmate; she was a delight and a supply of pleasure to everybody whom she met,” it mentioned.
Sr. Atienza, her congregation added, by no means thought-about herself unwell or infirmed in the direction of the final years of her life.
“Her arms have been by no means weary, she could be seen slicing and accumulating plastic wastes and turning them into eco-bricks till her shoulders ache from utilizing scissors,” the RGS additionally mentioned.
Her cremains will likely be on the chapel of Good Shepherd Convent alongside Aurora Boulevard in Quezon Metropolis. Wake and companies are in non-public.
Inurnment will likely be at Good Shepherd Columbary, additionally in Quezon Metropolis, to be introduced on a later date.
A model of this report was first revealed on CBCP News.