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Sister Luz María Orozco y Aragón

Currently Serving

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Sr. Luz María Orozco y Aragón entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1957 and made her first vows in 1960.

Sr. Luz María received a bachelor’s degree in French/English from Marycrest College, a master’s in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She was the recipient of a Danforth Grant to pursue doctoral studies, and as a Fulbright scholar she conducted literary research at Oxford University, England. Sr. Luz María’s ministry of teaching saw her at Marycrest/Teikyo Marycrest University/Marycrest International University. She has been a visiting professor in the English Department at several colleges and universities including Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Sr. Luz María received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Independent Higher Education Foundation. She served as a translator, proofreader, editor, writer for several organizations and volunteered as a substitute teacher in Spanish at Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa. She lives at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport where she has the privileged position of Jester.