Sr. Patricia Lourdes "Petite" Lao, RNDM, is a religious missionary of the Congregation de Notre Dame des Missions (RNDM) who is currently in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Regis College, Toronto School of Theology. Her missionary interests are indigenous advocacy and inter-religious dialogue.
She served in Delesan Kailawan Indigenous Heritage Center, Kulaman, Philippines, for 8 years. Currently she is involved at the Native Peoples’ Mission in Toronto as a coordinator, working closely with the pastoral indigenous elder, and she is appointed board representative of the Archdiocese of Toronto in the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto (CJDT). In collaboration with the director of the Bat Kol International Leadership Team based in Jerusalem, she has assisted in organizing grassroots work of Bat Kol International, to encourage Christians to engage in Jewish/Torah studies and dialogue.