On Friday, December 13, in Gracias, Lempira, Honduras, the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque received Katy Meylin Orellana Deras, of El Salvador, as a novice to the congregation.
During the ceremony Sister Pat Farrell, who has directed the formation process in Honduras, expressed the support of the entire community to the new novice. “We are called to fruitful love, to service, to love in action. We have seen that in you, Katy. We recognize the many gifts that you have and the ways you have placed them at the service of those around you. We give you a big welcome and ask that you continue to love and serve in this congregation, walking with us,” said Sister Pat.
“We are all inspired by the faith and trust that Sister Katy has placed in our congregation and in God who calls her forward into community and ministry,” said Sister Kate.
Sister Katy will continue to community to share community life and participate in ministry with Dubuque Franciscan Sisters.