Esposas de Cristo, Hijas de la Iglesia

Always Forward! History of Hispanic Missionaries in the U.S.

June 6-17, 2022

Mission San Antonio de Padua in the Diocese of Monterey

Welcome! This year’s course, entitled Always Forward! History of Hispanic Missionaries in the U.S., will explore the contribution of Spanish-speaking Catholic missionary priests and sisters to the Church in the United States over the past five-hundred years. The study will follow the work of those who served Catholic communities from Florida to California, and from the Southwest to New York City. 

The course is open to all Spanish speaking sisters.

Meet the instructors:

Mother María de la Revelación Castañeda, S.S.V.M., Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará

Sister Martha Maria Gomez-Chow, S.C.T.J.M., Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Sister Caridad Sandoval, O.C.D., Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Dr. Julia Young, Catholic University of America

Registration fee:  $350 per person. If financial assistance is needed please contact the CMSWR National Office at:

Lodging: Lodging will be at the Mission San Antonio de Padua, 1 Mission Creek Road, Jolon, California.  All rooms will be single occupancy. Room fees and meals are included in the registration cost.

Travel: The Mission is approximately 2  1/2 hours south of San Jose, CA.  Participants must pay for their own travel to and from the event.

If traveling by air, please use the San Jose or San Francisco airports. Participants should arrive on Monday June 6th no later than 4 p.m. We will have a shuttle bus to pick sisters up from the airport at 4 p.m.

Departures will be on Friday, June 17th. Please arrange your flight no earlier than 2 p.m.  Shuttle service will be provided to the airport.

Please email all travel itineraries to:

Payment: You may pay by check or credit card. Credit card fees will apply.

For questions, please call (202) 832-2575 or email:

Please click the button below to register. A separate registration is required for each person.

This program is being supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.


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