Rosinín Rodríguez Pérez

    Rosinín Rodríguez Pérez was born on October 18, 1937, in Guayama, Puerto Rico, to Heriberto Rodríguez Fonseca and Isabel Pérez Vázquez. The family moved to San Sebastian when she was four years old. Rodríguez had 11 siblings; 2 of them are deceased. She was raised with the remaining 8: Paula Emilia, Luz Palmira, Ana Iris, Miriam, Aníbal, Elba Luz, Abraham Heriberto and Aida Esther.

    Rosinín studied from first to sixth grade at Sifre School in San Sebastian. She then attended Whiter School from grades seventh through ninth, and then went to Isabel J.M. Cabrero School in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, where she graduated from High School at the age of 17. In 1955 Rosinín was accepted at the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayaguez, for the Pre-Engineering Program. She studied there for a year. In 1956 Rodríguez attended the University of Puerto Rico, in Río Piedras, for the Social Sciences Faculty Program. In 1959 she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with a Major in Psychology and Sociology. She completed 18 credits of Counseling at the Master’s Degree level, and 20 credits of Education at the University of Puerto Rico.

    Her first job was at the José M. Lázaro Library, at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, as a Librarian Assistant. Rosinín’s second job was at the J. R. Dávila de Bayamón Middle School, as a Spanish and Social Studies Teacher. In 1960 she was a visiting teacher at the Department of Education summer camps. In 1961 Rodríguez worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, where she had the opportunity to help many church members complete their vocational careers. She went on to work as a Counselor in the Disability Determination Department at the Social Security Administration Office. In 1962 Rosinín worked in the Youth Opportunity Center at the Department of Education. From June 1965 until March 1971, she worked as an Occupational Counselor III, at the Department of Labor.

    In 1962 she became acquainted with the Mita Congregation. At the end of the 1960’s, Rodríguez went to live at the Pastoral house belonging to Mita Congregation, along with the person of Mita. In 1970 after Juanita García Peraza (Prophet of Mita) passed away, she continued to collaborate in all of the Congregation’s projects, alongside Aarón.

    Her great moral and spiritual values, the consecrated life she has led, her genuine care, dedication and commitment with the Congregation and its members, have always distinguished her. All these great values that characterize her, have led her to become the vice-president of the Congregation.

She has been renowned as:

    1. Founding member and the first Administrator of the Colegio Congregación Mita (Mita Congregation School)

    2. Founding member of the Egida e Institución El Paraíso (El Paraíso Shelter and Institution)

    3. Founding member of the Office of Counseling and Social Work and the first Administrator

    4. Founding member of Los Hermanos Memorial Park

    5. Founding member of Centro de Salud Médico Duarte (Duarte Health Medical Center)

    6. President of the Board of Directors of the Corporación Los Hermanos

    7. Member of the Pastoral House of Mita Congregation

    8. Godmother of the Mita Band

    9. Spiritual Mother of the Congregation.

Her contribution to Mita Congregation has been extraordinary. For this and for her grand spiritual values: honor whom honor deserves”.