A bit about myself: I am the eldest of 6 in my family of origin, with a large extended family--45 first cousins! I felt drawn to the Society because of the clear centrality of Jesus in its spirituality, and its contemplative charism; I entered after graduating from LeMoyne College, a Jesuit school in Syracuse, New York. My earlier teachers were Franciscan Sisters, for whose influence I am still grateful.
Life is a gift and a process, a fascinating opportunity to discover and develop the humanity that dwells within us, alive with the mystery of God, the God who is its source and its horizon, its Alpha and its Omega.
My father used to tell me that he had asked my mother to give him: “first a boy, then a girl.” And that came to be!
I was born in Niterói, when it was the capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro. It was a peaceful city where we could play in the street, make friends, and walk beside the sea. Because I was born by the sea they called me Marina.
I am Karla Núñez from the Peruvian Province. I was born in Lima December 30, 1970, but my childhood and adolescence were spent in Piura in the north of the country. When I finished secondary school, I moved to Lima for further studies.
I completed my final year of secondary school at the Collège du Sacré Cœur, Nantes, because I had been sent away from my school, and my mother, who had already had that experience with two of my sisters, said: “With such a school record, no one will accept you in your last year. There is only one institution where we might succeed in having you enrolled, that is the Sacred Heart of Nantes,” where in fact my two sisters had landed under the same conditions!