Following secondary school, she initiated academic studies in Medicine, field she soon dropped to dedicate herself fully to Christian Spirituality. She received a degree in Theology and a Masters in Fundamental Theology both from the Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Spiritual Theology from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, Spain. She has been researching, lecturing and developed pastoral activity in the field of Christian Spirituality, particularly on what concerns to Ignatian Spirituality. She was a Guide of the Christian Life Community, a lay Association connected with the Society of Jesus, having institutionally collaborated with the Portuguese Province of the Society of Jesus from 2002 to 2008. She also gives de Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Presently she collaborates with the Portuguese Province of the Order of Preachers at ISTA - Instituto S. Tomás de Aquino, offering free courses on subjects related to Christian Spirituality.