Sister Theresa Josephine Do, OP is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province based in Houston. She holds certifications in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in level 1, 2, and 3, a Bachelor degree in Theology from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, and a Master degree in Theological Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia. Currently, she is working on certification for Formation Leaders for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Sister Theresa Josephine was born into a Catholic family of seven children in Viet Nam. She came to the United States as a refugee at the age of 15 and joined her religious community. As a member of a preaching and teaching religious order, she has a great desire to guide people to Christ, especially children. She has been a Catechist serving various levels of youth and children from 1992 to the present. In the last eight years, her focus has been on guiding children to Christ applying the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Besides teaching ministry, Sister Theresa Josephine has served her religious community on Provincial Council for 12 years and formation for 9 years. However, teaching has always been her gift and passion.
In her free time, she likes taking nature walk to discover and contemplate God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in nature. She also likes making teaching materials, using various sources of raw materials, particularly wood. Carpentry, therefore, is her hobby.
Sister is convinced that Maria Montessori’s method of education provides a very holistic educational approach. It serves the whole person of the child- his intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual. Particularly for religious education, the Montessori utilizes the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program which provides the child an access to use his/her whole person, especially his/her religious potential, to encounter God and develop a profound relationship with Him.