DBQ Franciscans Accept Two Women as Candidates

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Earlier in January the Dubuque Franciscan Sisters accepted two women in Honduras as candidates in ongoing discernment toward membership with the congregation.

The candidates are Katy Meylin Orellana Deres from El Salvador and Perla Primavera Martinez Avalos from Mexico.  Both women will share community life and participate in ministry with our sisters in Gracias, Lempira, Honduras under the direction of Sister Pat Farrell.

“We are most grateful for the generous spirit of Sisters Erika Calderon, Nancy Meyerhofer, Carol Hawkins, Mary Beth Goldsmith and Pat Farrell who will journey with these women in life and ministry,” said Sister Cathy (Kate) Katoski.  “We promise them our prayerful support.”

Photo caption: Sister Carol Hawkins, Sister Nancy Meyerhofer, Katy Meylin Orellana Deres, Perla Primavera Martinez Avalos, and Sister Mary Beth Goldsmith in Honduras.