By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX
Twenty-five years ago, the Sisters of Divine Providence in St. Louis, Missouri, established La Posada Providencia—a hospitality house in San Benito which serves as a safe harbor and fresh beginning for immigrants and asylees currently seeking legal recourse for gaining residency in the United States.
During this time, La Posada Providencia has served more than 8,000 clients from 72 countries. These individuals and children represent, “victims of political or religious persecution, violence, severe poverty, unjust imprisonment and even torture,” said Program Director Sister Zita Telkamp.
It is because of such commendable efforts that the sisters, staff and volunteers at La Posada Providencia have been named the San Benito News 2014 Citizens of the Year… Click here to continue reading the PDF of the story.