By Nora Cunningham, SC

The following is from the Winter 2022 issue of VISION.

The Feast of St. Elizabeth Seton was celebrated with much joy in Guatemala on January 4, 2022. It was a doubly happy and blessed occasion as we welcomed our new postulant, Mayda Alicia Pérez Fernández. Fr. Santiago celebrated Mass in the chapel of the House of Formation followed by a simple ceremony of welcome from Sr. Donna Dodge and the Council (via Zoom). All the Sisters of Charity gathered in Guatemala for the celebrations.

With Sr. Nora Cunningham by her side, Mayda Alicia Pérez was welcomed to the House of Formation, where she will begin her postulancy.

Mayda begins her postulancy with ministry in the Barbara Ford Peacebuilding Center. She will be part of a team that works with the development of women, something she has desired to do.

She will have courses and conferences in the House of Formation. An essential part of her formation, however, is the experience of community living and communal prayer and time for personal prayer.

Mayda received our “bienvenida” and pledge of our prayerful support with a grateful heart united with Mary in her Magnificat.

On left side, Sr. Nora, Mayda, Postulant Margarita Choc and her sister; on right, Srs. Maria Pablo Andres and Margarita Tax (both temporary professed), Sr. Virginia Searing and Sr. Rosita Tzul at the Mass celebrated by Fr. Santiago.