Born in the Philippines, Sister Anastacia Baltazar entered the SSND novitiate in Mequon, Wisconsin, in 1968. She spent her first two decades of ministry in Guam, serving as a teacher at Notre Dame High School in Talofofo through 1988. From 1980 – 1983, she also ministered part-time with Provincial services as a Regional Councilor. Sister Anastacia continued her teaching ministry following a period of renewal in the United States, returning to Notre Dame High School, in Talofofo, Guam, then to Fr. Duenas Memorial School in Tai, Guam, through the 2000’s. Returning to the United States, she served at St. Philip Neri elementary school in Milwaukee through 2003. She continued ministry through prayerful presence at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, and since 2010 has also served Mount Mary University students as a spiritual mentor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree in 1958 from the University of the Philippines Diliman and received a master’s degree in chemistry from
Marquette University in Milwaukee, USA.