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 of asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. Their selfless work and consistent dedication to serving those finding shelter at La Posada, have helped make significant strides toward achieving a world of compassion, justice and peace.
Sisters Zita and Margaret express their deep gratitude for the experiences they have had at La Posada. To them, serving the clients has been an honor and a privilege.
On Monday, August 24, 2020, La Posada Providencia will host a car parade for Sisters Zita and Margaret. The parade will take place at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Combes St., San Benito, Texas. Lineup will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the parade will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. La Posada asks all attendees to enter from East Combes Street → turn right on Encino Street → turn left on Paseo Union Street → turn left on Centro Street to exit. We ask all attendees to please confirm by calling 956-399-3826.
- Wear your mask
- Maintain social distance
- Do not exit your vehicle