Sister Hosanna Immaculata, 34, professed her perpetual vows as a Sister of Life on Aug. 6. Raised in Brooklyn, she was a parishioner at Holy Family parish, Canarsie. She graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and from Kingsborough Community College with a nursing degree.
Prior to entering the Sisters of Life in September of 2007, Sister Hosanna Immaculata was working as a nursing assistant at River Manor Nursing Home and as a part-time assistant at Holy Family Rectory. She currently serves in the Visitation Mission in Toronto, Canada, through which she accompanies women whose pregnancies have created crisis in their lives, seeking to bring them the spiritual, emotional and temporal support they need to choose life for themselves and their children.
She is the daughter of Nestur and Elvira Pereyra and the third of four children: Christine, Mary Grace and John Michael.