In 1981, the world was shocked by the murder of two Maryknoll Sisters in El Salvador. Walking in their shadow today, is Mary Annel. Many of us do not know what nuns actually do. Their commitment to those in need is astounding. The Maryknoll Sisters continue their work in El Salvador, acting upon what they learn about what people there really need, and not what the church deems appropriate. Mary Annel is also a medical doctor who treats patients, trains medical students and educates the community about public health issues, taking a strong lead in promoting AIDS awareness and prevention.