María de Lourdes López Munguía is a Franciscan Missionary of Mary from Mexico who now lives in Chile. She is a psychologist (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and entered religious life in 2001. She has spent time in Managua for her formation as a novice, in Chile as a young religious, and in the United States. She has shared her life with people recuperating from drug addiction (Hogar de Cristo in Chile); with at-risk children in Chile; with indigenous people in Mexico; with inmates in Mexico and Chile; with women who have suffered domestic violence; and with immigrant children in the United States. She loves to play music, write and read.