Teresa Marie Cariño serves as the Director of Faith Formation at St. Ignatius Parish in San Francisco, CA and is studying for her Masters of Theological Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. A native of the San Francisco – Bay Area, Teresa received her Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. While at USF, she studied in the Philippines for a semester in the Casa Bayanihan program. After USF, Teresa moved to New York City as a Jesuit Volunteer working in community organizing for affordable housing. She spent the next five years working as a Pastoral Associate at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan.
Teresa is an extended member of the Benincasa community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Catholic Reporter and on the National Advising Committee for the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
Let us give alms not just by giving money to the poor but by working for economic security of all. Let us pray not just by reciting rote prayers but by opening our hearts to listen to the Spirit. Let us fast, not just from food and drink but from the privileges we have been given to stand in solidarity with the oppressed.VIEW