Sr. Arina GONSALVES, RJM
(India)
Vice Provincial of the Religious of Jesus and Mary Mary (Province of Pune & India). BA in Sociology, B Ed., L.L.B, MA. Expert in educational systems, pedagogy and civil law. Certified counsellor.

Vice Provincial of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, Sr. Arina serves as Principal of the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Fort Mumbai, India.  The school caters for girls from Pre-Primary to Secondary school.  

She holds bachelor degrees in sociology, educational science and civil law and a master’s degree in history. Sr. Arina is also a certified counsellor.  She has worked as a consulter to her diocese in cases of sexual abuse of minors, serving and chairing panels of experts in the field.

Sr. Arina serves as the chairperson of Prem Dan Primary school for street children; chairperson of Convent of Jesus and Mary special school for differently abled children and Deputy chairperson of Uddhaar an N.G.O. that promotes rural educational projects in India.

She is a member of the Western Region Education Commission Association (India) since 2011 and of the Catholic Lawyers Guild, South Mumbai.

 

In 2018, Pope Francis appointed her member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.