My name is Rose Lue and I was born in the Philippines. I came to this country when I was 13. I have my own immigrant story. I also have a story of childhood dream still being realized and coming to be fulfilled in a way that only a God of surprises can.
I have a passion for people, community and fullness of life. My childhood dream was to be a missionary doctor. I longed to provide healing and care to those who are not being served. I still dream of doing just that even though I’m ending up with a graduate degree in Pastoral Ministries instead of Medicine.
I am an Advanced Lay Leader in the Diocese of San Jose which is a funky name given to lay women and men who finish formation with the permanent deacons. I prefer to call myself an unordained deacon.
I am also a trained spiritual director although I only have a few clients in a traditional setting. I apply the art and practice of spiritual direction in ways I accompany people on their journey as people of God.
I am a member of the Life, Peace, Justice Commission of the Diocese of San Jose and I’m part of the diocesan committee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. I am on the strategy team for growing a broad-based organization in my area, participate in restorative justice ministry, and an active member of my local parish, St. Simon in Los Altos, CA.