Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Today February 11, 2012 marks the 56th anniversary of our arrival to United States. It coincided with our 4th meeting with the lay collaborators in ministry. It was a joyous occasion for all of us. Regina presented the history of the Claretian Sisters in USA from 1956 till now. The presentation brought up a lot of questions from the group who wanted to know more about who we were and how we developed in the states over the years. After the presentation Vivian read to them the blog entry of the Sisters in Tilomar about the First Stone for the preschool and showed the picture Inocencia had posted in the blog. They were very excited about it. We gave a report of where we are in our efforts, getting close to the first $1,000.00 for the Preschool which we hope to send soon.  Considering the members of the group are mostly people who are retired and living on very limited means and the younger ones are undocumented getting by through odd jobs here and there, this was a big effort for them. They wanted to do more and came up with two activities in the future, one a garage sale in the parish and a movie night selling food.
Before the time for vespers they had brought some finger food and a cake and sang “happy anniversary Claretianas” to us. Prayer was a beautiful moment, they truly enjoy the quiet peaceful time and during the prayer of the faithful they expressed their gratitude to be part of our spirituality as well as the success of the mission in Tilomar.
We parted hoping to meet again on march 10th, when we will present our sister Teresita Albarrcin and have a mini retreat with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and sharing of the WORD.
Until next time                                                                                                  Claretianas of West Palm Beach