La Posada’s Morning Routine


La Posada’s Morning Routine

La Posada Providencia’s clients often travel long, treacherous journeys to the United States in order to seek refuge from persecution, poverty, and/or violence. Upon arrival at the shelter, many clients are excited and thankful to be in a place that is safe and secure. The opportunities available in the United States are significant. Each morning

Living in a Virtual World

As the world experiences a global pandemic, many organizations and businesses have changed the way that they conduct daily operations to increase safety. Here at La Posada Providencia, we have implemented a safe virtual volunteer program where a client is paired up with a volunteer via Zoom to have English as a Second Language (ESL)

A Family’s Reunification

Many asylum seekers and refugees travel to the United States Border carrying the memory of painful experiences and stories. The journey to the border can be dangerous, and some fail to reach their final destination. La Posada Providencia recently witnessed both a heartbreaking story and one of joy occurring within the same family. A mother,

Love Mother Earth

On Friday, September 18, 2020, three clients from La Posada accompanied by Sister Thérèse Cunningham, La Posada’s Client Mentor, went on a field trip to the Recycling Center in Harlingen, in order to further educate them and reinforce the importance of recycling as a way of showing our care of the Earth. On the following

Safe At Last

My choice was not to leave or leave my family behind.  I wanted to live a life that involved no gang or criminal activity.  One of the worst international organized groups had invaded my hometown and were recruiting young people.  I will never forget the fateful day that I was walking home and was approached

Birthdays are the Best

Through the uncertainties of the world, there are rays of light that outshine the darkness. This past week, La Posada Providencia celebrated the 2nd birthday of one of our clients. While masked and socially distanced, La Posada celebrated this birthday with pizza, a colorful cake, colorful decorations, gifts, and of course, a Paw Patrol piñata. We

Back to School

The first day of school is always such an exciting time for so many students.  As this new school year begins, they also prepare to embark on their virtual learning experience.  One such student, a young resident of La Posada, has shown her excitement and is ready to begin school again.  She and her family’s

The Sisters and Sunburst Rotary

It was 1995 when Sister Margaret Mertens encountered the Rotary via one of its members. That was the beginning of what would eventually become a partnership to benefit the community – a partnership with the Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Club. In 2008, Sister Zita Telkamp became a member of the club. Over the years, the Sisters

A Farewell Tribute to the Sisters

La Posada Providencia would like to thank all those who took the time to join us in the tribute car parade for Sisters Zita and Margaret.  The honking, the waving and the cheering made for much excitement.  It was wonderful to see everyone and the love generated could be felt floating in the air. Sister

La Posada bids Farewell

As August closes, La Posada Providencia will be saying goodbye to two very familiar faces.  After more than 30 combined years of dedicated service, Sisters Zita Telkamp and Margaret Mertens bid farewell to their beloved Rio Grande Valley.  Throughout their invaluable work here, they have made a very positive impact on the lives of thousands