Ann Veinta Britto, FC
After graduating from college, receiving her Teacher's Certificate and teaching for a year, this native of Bombay, India decided to enter the convent and begin religious life as a Daughter of the Cross. Spending the next eight years teaching In India, she volunteered in 1976 to come to California with other nuns to teach at parochial schools in Tracy and Stockton. In 2002, at the invitation of the pastor of Manteca's St. Anthony’s church. Sister Ann made a major change in her life.
Today, because of her Pastoral Care Ministry, Manteca's elderly are entertained by her free luncheons and planned bus trips. She started a Ministry of Caring, which brings people hope as they struggle with illness and aging. She regularly visits the homebound, those In hospitals or In care homes.
Sister Ann also organized the Ministry of Consolation. In which volunteers help families cope with the loss of a loved one. She operates a Grief Support Team to assist those of different faiths who are grieving and how to deal with stress and loneliness.
To reach out to the community’s youth, Sister Ann introduced a “Baby Shower for Jesus” during the Christmas season. People are encouraged to donate baby Items, which are in turn given to the Manteca Pregnancy Help Center. Many less fortunate babies are provided with clothes. food and other necessities.
Sister Ann's ministries are open to everyone. Regardless of a person's religion, culture of skin color, she loves them all.
Many refer to her as the "Mother Teresa of Manteca"