Mexican sisters continue ministry

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Mexican sisters of the Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Therese who have served or will serve in the Diocese of Superior are pictured with the order’s superior. From left to right, Sr. Gabriela Martinez, Sr. Gabriela Luna, Sr. Diane Perales (general superior), Sr. Juana Celaya and Sr. Martina Cabrera. (Submitted photo)

Sr. Diane Perales, Mother Superior of the Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Therese, recently visited the Diocese of Superior where three of her sisters have begun ministering to Hispanic communities.

Sr. Maria Martina Cabrera Salazar arrived with her and will stay on in Chetek as the superior for the small community ministering to regional Hispanic communities. Sr. Juana Celaya Ruiz, one of the original three sisters to come as part of the Catholic Extension grant program, returned to continue her ministry in Mexico.

The sisters’ work has faced challenges under the pandemic; however, they are visiting communities in Barron County as much as possible under COVID-19 safety guidelines. They plan to start visiting farms around Ladysmith this fall.

Sr. Martina Cabrera can be contacted at 715-651-7810 or .

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