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Oblate Sister Susan has dedicated her life to fighting social and environmental causes of poor tribal people

Filipino nun vows to journey with poor in Mindanao

Sister Susan Bolanio joins a protest march against mining in South Cotabato province. (Photo by Bong Sarmiento)

Bong Sarmiento, South Cotabato
Philippines

July 11, 2017

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Sister Susan Bolanio, a nun of the Oblates of Notre Dame congregation, can usually be found at the center of any protest action that concerns the environment and tribal people in southern Philippines.

The nun describes her work with the poor as "dangerous." There have often been times when she has felt fear. But her religion gives her the strength to continue her journey with the people. 

Sister Susan's desire to dedicate her life to the Lord was awakened back in her high-school years in the sleepy little town of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato province in the south of the Philippines. The nuns who walked the trails to poor mountain villages first piqued young Susan's interest. She decided to find out more and follow them.

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