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We continue the work of building bridges, not walls, in support of all immigrants, especially Hispanics
Our Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP ...
Reporting on Immigration Activities as she continues to work toward building bridges, not walls, in our mission as Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence.
On November 7, 2017, I was in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry [NCADDHM] to lobby for DACA. With other Kansas constituents, I visited the offices of the Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts and Congressman Roger Marshall.
[Photo of Angela with Capitol in background]
Sisters Esther M. Guerrero, MCDP and Elizabeth Ann Guerrero, MCDP
Sr. Elizabeth Ann receives blessing from her family. Prayer led by Fr. Toribio C. Guerrero, brother of Elizabeth.
A brief account of a long journey toward vowed life
By Sr. Elizabeth Ann Guerrero, MCDP
This summer the Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence celebrated the Profession of Triennial Vows of Sister Elizabeth Ann Guerrero. I must say that, yes, Saturday, May 26, 2018, was a great day indeed. This day has been the culmination of a long and awesome journey—not without its challenges—but amazing to be certain.
I remember the day I drove myself to my first assignment, as a Candidate, to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. As my formation director fondly likes to recall, I arrived late one summer afternoon, soaked in perspiration and my hair sticking out in all directions. You see, the air conditioner in my car had broken and I drove the entire way with the windows rolled down. I must have looked frightful, but Sr. Rose Carmel Garay simply laughed, hugged me and welcomed me into our home for the next three years. That experience provided everything I needed at that time.
My novitiate year brought me San Antonio, Texas. This was a formative year spent in prayer, study and gentle days of profound conversation with my Novice Director +Sr. Celia Ann Cavazos and two companions Sisters Mary Lou Hernandez and Felice Mojica. They were solid role models of the charism of providence, and perseverance.
My years as an Annual Professed Sister were filled with new experiences of ministry, new places, and new friendships. Parish ministry allowed the opportunity to walk with people and learn from them. Those years were filled with laughter, hard work, tears and personal growth, and will be eternally grateful for that grace-filled time.
I have now given my “entrega total” and professed final vows before God, family, friends and community. I will live into the mystery of a life in Christ offering my gifts and talents as I continue to walk with my MCDP Sisters in our transformational journey. With trust in Divine Providence and with full confidence in our commitment to one another, I embrace the road ahead.
Sign-up, Take Charge and Immigration Reform
MCDP Sisters have been actively involved with the San Antonio based institution, Communities Organized for Public Service (C.O.P.S.) and the Metro Alliance. COPS Metro are a coalition of congregations, schools, and unions coming together so that we can effectively act on behalf of families. C.O.P.S. and the Metro Alliance work within each of these institutions to identify a diverse, broad-based leadership that can connect to each other in new ways in order to act effectively on behalf of children, families, and neighborhoods. (copsmetro.com)
Recently the MCDP Sisters were involved in collecting postcards and signatures of registered voters in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
For a more in-depth look at the entire campaign and MCDP involvement, visit the following link. Be sure to watch the video.