Sr. Judette Gallares, R.C., from the Philippines, is a member of the Religious of the Cenacle, Asia Region. She is currently missioned at the Cenacle in Macau, China S.A.R. She is involved in the ministry of retreats/spiritual direction and religious formation. She went to Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Fordham University in New York, Graduate Theological Foundation, and Oxford University in England for her graduate and post-graduate studies. At present she is professor of the Theology of Consecrated Life at the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia in the Philippines, and a visiting professor of Theology at the University of St. Joseph in Macau, where she teaches Theological Anthropology and Aesthetic Theology. She is a member of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia, a forum of Asian Catholic women theologians and women doing theology in Asia. She is in the editorial board of the quarterly journal, Religious Life Asia and a contributing editor of the annual journal of USJ-Macau’s Faculty of Religious Studies, Orientis Aura. She is an author of several books and articles on theology, biblical spirituality, religious formation, and consecrated life. Among her books are Images of Faith, Images of Courage, Fire Within, and Journeys of the Heart.