May 6, 2017 6:10 pm

Mother Yosúa Llorente de la Peña, Prioress of the Monastery of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) since 2012, presented her resignation to the Abbot General in her letter of April 5, 2017, for reasons of health. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on April 19, 2017.
On May 6, 2017 the community of Esmeraldas elected as Titular Prioress for a six year term Sister Celia Quezada Santos.

Mother Celia was born in 1976 in Yantzaza, Zamora (Ecuador). She entered Esmeraldas in 1997 and made her solemn profession in 2003. At the time of her election she was subprioress and mistress of novices.