The community of San Gabriel Mission High School congratulates Sister Cecilia Canales on her new role as the congregational prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Sister Canales will assume leadership this fall.
The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose elected Sister Canales during the congregation’s 25th General Chapter, held every five years in Fremont. More than 150 sister delegates and participants from the U.S. and Mexico gathered at the event, which was themed “Pilgrimage of the Heart.”
Sister Canales previously served as the director of novices for the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, was the director of human formation at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, and taught religion and Hebrew Scripture classes at San Gabriel Mission High School from 1987 to 1993.