Sr. Stana Maria studied Agricultural Leadership at Oklahoma State University, where she first met our Sisters through a FOCUS missionary on her college campus. Soon after graduating, she entered our community in 2020. She is also able to play "Jingle Bells" on the guitar, melodica, and tambourine all at the same time (it's true- we've witnessed it)!
"At the age of 1, I was adopted from China. 8 months later my adoptive mom passed away, which led me to being raised by my aunt and uncle (who adopted me) in Oklahoma. I am named after Blessed Stanley Rother- a priest, missionary, and martyr from Oklahoma.
He was an ordinary man who grew up on a farm and said yes to the Lord in simplicity. He had a heart for his flock in Guatemala and loved his people as a parent would love their adopted child until the end. Please pray for me through Blessed Stanley Rother as I strive to do God's will in simplicity."