The Lord is My Salvation


The Lord is My Salvation

“The Lord is my salvation. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will take care of me.”  –Psalm 27:10 Recently, we welcomed a young mother and her one-year old daughter to La Posada. Karina said she was nervous and scared of what would happen to her and her child. Karina had been living in

A Tasty English Lesson

With the help of volunteer Sister Alice Gerdeman, CDP, a Sister of Divine Providence of Kentucky, from Cincinnati, Ohio, clients at La Posada learned the words needed to read and follow a recipe for Apple Crisp.  “This is one of the best smelling lessons we’ve had,” said an appreciative client.  Apples and cinnamon baking in

Siblings Volunteer at La Posada and Help Out at the Border

At La Posada Providencia, we were often addressed simply as “the sisters”. Ruth Gerdeman Seggerson and I are in fact sisters (siblings). I, Sister Alice Gerdeman, CDP, am a Sister of Divine Providence of Kentucky.  After completing my term of leadership in my religious community, I looked for a change of pace. La Posada certainly

A Mother’s Love

La Posada had a very busy week last week as we had the privilege of assisting clients from different walks of life and welcoming them to our shelter. One woman from El Salvador fled her home country due to poverty and extreme starvation. She knew she needed to leave her loved ones behind to give

Fundraiser in Ireland Benefits La Posada Providencia

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, a Coffee Morning with home-baked scones and pastries was held at St. Mary’s Pastoral Center in Mount Bellew, County Galway, Ireland, as a benefit for La Posada Providencia in San Benito, Texas. This fundraiser was organized by Tom Cunningham and his niece, Katie Naughton, together with other family members.  Tom,

Helping Our Brothers and Sisters in Need

We are seeing unprecedented numbers of immigrants fleeing persecution from their native countries hoping to enter the U.S.  There are more than 600 asylum seekers desperately waiting in Matamoros, Mexico. Because many fled literally for their lives, they have basic needs such as clothing, food, and clean water. Most of the families are confused and

Ketteler Award Winners Recognized for Their Work at La Posada

On August 2, 2019, the Sisters of Divine Providence (CDP), CDP Associates and friends of the community gathered in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the 2019 Ketteler Award for Social Justice ceremony. The award named for Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler (1811-1877), Bishop of Mainz, Germany, and co-founder of the Congregation

Father and Son, Reunited!

We at La Posada Providencia continually find ourselves inspired by the courage of immigrants who escaped danger and risked everything they hold dear in hopes of building a better and safer future for themselves and their loved ones. Pedro and his son fled government oppression that would have surely resulted in his death and that

Volunteer Called to Serve

Volunteers are near and dear to our hearts at La Posada Providencia.  We can never pay them what they are worth, but we hope they know how appreciative we are to have them.  We know we are blessed. We are reminded of this when one of our volunteers leaves us. Recently, we said goodbye to

Discrimination Without Boundaries

La Posada Providencia does not take the word or meaning of shelter lightly.  It not only means that we provide basic needs for our clients but also that we provide a safe refuge, a place of acceptance and compassion.  Our ministry is committed to welcoming and respecting each person who crosses our threshold, regardless of