Sister Carmen Molina grew up in Dallas, Texas. She began her Catholic education in the 2nd grade with the Sisters of the Holy Spirit at Saint Mary of Carmel Catholic School in Dallas. After completing her High School education, she continued her studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, receiving an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. Some years later she completed her studies as an LVN at St. Philip’s College. During her years of active ministry Sister Carmen taught in schools in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Upon her retirement she provided pastoral care for patients at Baptist Hospital in San Antonio; she also cared for the elderly and sick in the Congregation’s infirmary.